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Useful Tropical Plants

Sloanea tieghemi

(F.Muell.) A.C.Sm.

Elaeocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Antholoma tieghemi F.Muell.

Common Name:

Sloanea tieghemi

General Information

Sloanea tieghemi is an evergreen plant that can vary in habit from a shrub just a few metres tall at higher elevations to a large tree in the canopy, growing up to 30 metres tall. The cylindrical bole is often crooked with buttresses up to 2.5 metres high at the base; it can be up to 80cm in diameter and unbranched for 6 - 10 metres[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
,
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].
The plant is sometimes cultivated for its edible seeds in the highlands of New Guinea, where it can be no more than a low shrub[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
]. In lowland areas it can become a large tree of the canopy and is then utilized for its timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

747
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 25
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1944
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, it has a good article on New Guinea plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Australasia - New Guinea.

Habitat

A canopy tree in the rainforest at low elevations, it can also be found at elevations up to 3,000 metres where it is a low shrub growing on disturbed slopes, regrowth sites and old gardens[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
,
747
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 25
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1944
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, it has a good article on New Guinea plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Seed - cooked[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
]. The seeds are 13 - 15mm long and 7 - 8mm wide[
747
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 25
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1944
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, it has a good article on New Guinea plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for timber[
388
Title
Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q.
Website
http://www.pngplants.org/PNGtrees/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.
]. No more information

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings of ripe wood[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Sloanea+tieghemi>

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