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Useful Temperate Plants

Persea gammieana

(King. ex Hook.f.)Kosterm.

Lauraceae


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General Information

Persea gammieana is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 15.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.

Range

E. Asia - Himalayas in Sikkim and Nepal.

Habitat

Forests, 1500 - 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.
]. Broadleaved forests at elevations of 2000 - 2600 metres in Nepal[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

Properties

HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 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.

Edible Uses

None known

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.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-11-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Persea+gammieana>

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