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Useful Tropical Plants

Terminalia megalocarpa

Exell

Combretaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Terminalia megalocarpa
Flowering tree in Kahanu Gardens, NTBG Kaeleku Hana, Hawaii
Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr
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General Information

Terminalia megalocarpa is an evergreen tree that can grow from 15 metres (in cultivation) up to 45 metres (in the forest) tall. The cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter, it can be unbranched for up to 20 metres, though sometimes branches from low down[
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.
,
441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.
]. In drier climates the tree is likely to be deciduous[
441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. It is a major exportable hardwood in New Guinea[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Australasia - New Guinea to the Solomon Islands.

Habitat

A canopy or emergent tree in lowland forests[
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.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details



A selected yellow fleshed form is eaten in the Solomon Islands[
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.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - the fleshy pulp is eaten[
441
Title
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Womersley. J.S. (Editor)
Publisher
Melbourne University Press
Year
1995
ISBN
0 522 84095 7
Description
Only a part of the flora, but an excellent publication in 3 volumes. It can be downloaded from the internet.
,
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 fruit is up to 8cm long[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for traditional house construction[
885
Title
Non-Wood Forest Products in 15 Countries of Tropical Asia - An Overview.
Publication
 
Author
Vantomme P.; Markkula A.; and Leslie R.N. (Editors)
Website
http://www.fao.org/forestry/FOP/FOPW/NWFP/nwfp-e.stm
Publisher
FAO Regional Office; Bangkok.
Year
2002
ISBN
974-90666-0-X
Description
Some general information on the useful, non-tree plants of forests in varions tropical countries in Asia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is a major exportable hardwood in New Guinea[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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