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Useful Temperate Plants

Fraxinus platypoda

Oliv.

Oleaceae

+ Synonyms

Fraxinus longicuspis sambucina (Blume) Lingelsh.

Fraxinus spaethiana Lingelsh.

Fraxinus inopinata Lingelsh.

Fraxinus nipponica Koidz.

Fraxinus longicuspis hortensis Lingelsh.

Fraxinus mandshurica shiojii Kudô

Fraxinus commemoralis Koidz.

Fraxinus verecunda Koidz.

Fraxinus sambucina (Blume) Koidz.

Fraxinus shikokiana Sugim.

Fraxinus sieboldiana sambucina Blume

Common Name:

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General Information

Fraxinus platypoda is a deciduous tree that usually grows up to 28 metres tall but can reach 40 metres in Japanl. The bole can be up to 150cm in diameter[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Fraxinus platypoda is a widespread species. Within Japan it is threatened by habitat conversion to Japanese cedar plantations, causing some subpopulations to decline in size. Within China no threats to the species are reported. The species is not threatened across its range and it remains widespread in Japan despite the risk it faces. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of China
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - central China, central and southern Japan

Habitat

Often dominant in mixed woods on slopes or in valleys; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,800 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height18.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Fraxinus platypoda is a very cold-hardy plant, able to tolerate temperatures down to around -25°c when fully dormant
A very shade-tolerant tree[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

Fraxinus species in general are gross feeders with an extensive, fibrous root system, which makes transplanting easy, but means that other species will often not grow well if planted nearby, especially if they are shallow rooted[
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The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
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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.
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Other Uses

The wood can be used for making furniture and dinner sets[
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Propagation

Seed -
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