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Useful Tropical Plants

Terminalia foetidissima

Griff.

Combretaceae

+ Synonyms

Myrobalanus foetidissima (Griff.) Kuntze

Terminalia borneensis Slooten

Terminalia ellipsoidea Merr.

Terminalia oocarpa Merr.

Terminalia sumatrana Miq.

Common Name:

Terminalia foetidissima
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed
Photograph by: Flora Malesiana, vol. 4: p. 578, fig. 25 (1948-1954)
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General Information

Terminalia foetidissima is an evergreen tree with an irregular but compact, semi-open crown; it can grow up to 45 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter and is free of buttresses[
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
,
653
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,
,
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
,
909
Title
Forest Types and Products; The Principal Forest Trees
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 10
Author
Whitford H.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume gives a brief description of the main timber species in the Philippines . It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a dye and source of wood.

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

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

An upper canopy tree in dense primary forests, growing on alluvial and dry sites (hillsides and ridges) on clayey to sandy soils; at elevations up to 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
,
653
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,
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height38.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A yellow or brown dye is obtained from the bark[
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
,
653
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,
].

The heartwood is dark brown; in older seasoned wood it is scarcely distinct from the lighter brown sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; moderately durable. It is used in construction for purposes such as beams, joists, rafters; posts above stumps; flooring, sheathing, ceilings; as well as for making furniture and cabinetwork[
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
,
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
,
721
Title
Commercial Woods of the Philippines; Their Preparation and Uses
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 14
Author
Schneider E.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla.
Year
1916
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume looks at the preparation and uses of the commercial woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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