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Useful Tropical Plants

Sloanea javanica

(Miq.) Koord. & Valeton

Elaeocarpaceae


The authorship of this name is sometimes given as Sloanea javanica (Miq.) Szyl. ex K.Schum.[
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Plants for a Future
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Ken Fern
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Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Sloanea javanica
Ripening fruit
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General Information

Sloanea javanica is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 46 metres tall. The bole can be 92cm in diameter[
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Plants of Southeast Asia
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

An upper canopy tree in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 800 metres[
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
]. On alluvial and dry sites (ridges) with rocky, sandy to clay soils, also on limestone[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
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ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height35.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A latex obtained from the plant is used as a treatment against coughing and tuberculosis[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
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Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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Other Uses

The timber is used[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Propagation

Seed -
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