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Useful Tropical Plants

Semecarpus cuneiformis

Blanco

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Semecarpus elmeri Perkins

Semecarpus ferruginea Merr.

Semecarpus lanceolatus Ridl.

Semecarpus megabotrys Merr.

Semecarpus merrilliana Perkins

Semecarpus micrantha Perkins

Semecarpus obtusifolia Merr.

Semecarpus perrottetii Marchand

Semecarpus philippinensis Engl.

Semecarpus pilosa Merr.

Semecarpus ridleyi Merr.

Semecarpus taftiana Perkins

Semecarpus thyrsoideus Elmer

Semecarpus whitfordii Merr.

Common Name:

Semecarpus cuneiformis
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits
Photograph by: Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.); Flora de Filipinas
Public domain

General Information

Semecarpus cuneiformis is usually a tree growing up to 20 metres tall with a bole up to 50cm in diameter[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. Occasionally, it is more shrub-like, only attaining a height of about 4 metres with a bole 10cm in diameter[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption, and the tree also has minor local medicinal uses.

Known Hazards

The shell surrounding the seed is likely to contain a strongly irritant substance. If this is the same as for the related cashew nut, then it will be destroyed by roasting[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

In dry thickets, primary and secondary forest in lowland areas, sometimes ascending to elevations of 600 - 700 metres, and very occasionally to about 1,200 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
]. It looks rather like a small cashew fruit about 1cm long[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

The oil obtained from the pericarp is escharotic and caustic[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is sometimes applied externally in the treatment of certain indolent ulcers[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-20. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Semecarpus+cuneiformis>

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