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Useful Tropical Plants

Strombosia ceylanica

Gardner

Olacaceae

+ Synonyms

Anacolosa maingayi Mast.

Lavallea ceylanica (Gardner) Baill.

Sphaerocarya leprosa Dalziel

Strombosia latifolia Stapf

Strombosia maingayi (Mast.) Whitmore

Strombosia membranacea (Blume) Valet

Strombosia multiflora King

Strombosia rapaneoides Moore

Strombosia rotundifolia King

Common Name:

Strombosia ceylanica
Looking into the canopy of a tree growing in theLambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Photograph by: Luis Mata
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General Information

Strombosia ceylanica is a shrub or, more commonly, a tree usually growing 10- 20 metres tall with exceptional specimens to 36 metres. The crown is compact; the bole straight, closely branched, occasionally up to 1 .2 metres at the base and sometimes buttressed[
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 tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

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

E. Asia - southern India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forest and brushwood, mixed Dipterocarp and even secondary forest, often close to the sea, scattered though locally common, on well-drained flat land or lower slopes of ridges, at elevations from sea level up to 800 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

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellowish-brown wood is heavy, hard and quite durable[
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
]. It is used for construction[
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
].

Propagation

Seed -
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