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Useful Temperate Plants

Beilschmiedia sikkimensis

King ex Hook.f.

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Beilschmiedia sikkimensis is a large, evergreen tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

506
Title
Flora of British India.
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1875
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - Himalayas in Sikkim and Bhutan

Habitat

Hills; at elevations up to 2,150 metres, perhaps to 2,400 metres[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Beilschmiedia sikkimensis is found at low to moderate elevations in the Indian Himalayas, possibly to 2,400 metres. It should succeed outdoors in subtropical to warm temperate regions.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is light-gray to brownish-white in colour. The grain is close and even, the wood soft. It takes a smooth surface when planing. It is used in construction, making crates etc, which is the best use to which the wood could be put. It is unlikely to repay the costs of export[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
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719
Title
A Manual of the Timbers of the World
Publication
 
Author
Howard A.L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
MacMillan and Co.; London.
Year
1934
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent and comprehensive book on timbers. Rather dated, but still a main source of information for many of the less known woods. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-12-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Beilschmiedia+sikkimensis>

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