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Useful Temperate Plants

Persea edulis

Raf.

Lauraceae


The Temperate Database is in the process of being updated, with new records being added and old ones being checked and brought up to date where necessary. This record has not yet been checked and updated.

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Common Name:

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General Information

Persea edulis is a Evergreen Tree
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Himalayas in Sikkim and Bhutan.

Habitat

Forests, 1200 - 2400 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

Edibility Rating *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in this country, though judging by its native range it is unlikely to succeed in any but the very mildest areas of the country.

This species is not in the IOPI list of accepted plant names.

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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.
]. No more details are given.

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Wood - moderately hard, even grained. Used for planking, tea boxes etc[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first 2 winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and give some protection from winter cold for their first winter or two outdoors.
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