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Useful Tropical Plants

Wendlandia thyrsoidea

(Roth) Steud.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Canthium thyrsoideum Schult.

Cupia thyrsoidea (Roth) DC.

Ixora montana Miq. ex Hook.f.

Webera thyrsoidea Roth

Wendlandia lawii Hook.f.

Wendlandia montana K.Schum.

Wendlandia notoniana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Common Name:

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General Information

Wendlandia thyrsoidea is an erect to ascending, evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 7 metres tall[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - southern India, Sri Lanka

Habitat

Hills; at elevations up to 2,100 metres[
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Open grasslands or along the margins of evergreen forests; at elevations from 400 - 1,200 metres.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally succeed in a sunny position and also in partial shade. They grpw best in a fertile, humus-rich soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The reddish-brown wood is strong, close-grained, extremely hard, rather heavy. Although small, it is used in construction and also to make handles for household and agricultural implements[
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings of half-ripe wood
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