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Useful Temperate Plants

Meliosma rigida

Siebold & Zucc.

Sabiaceae


Meliosma rigida is often treated as a subspecies of Meliosma simplicifolia (Roxb.) Walp.(as Meliosma simplicifolia rigida (Siebold & Zucc.) Beusekom). However, we are following the treatment in the Flora of China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
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.
] which treats it as a distinct species.

+ Synonyms

Meliosma glomerulata Rehder & E.H.Wilson

Meliosma pannosa Hand.-Mazz.

Meliosma patens Hemsl.

Meliosma simplicifolia rigida (Siebold & Zucc.) Beusekom

Common Name:

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General Information

Meliosma rigida is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 7 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for used as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
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.
,
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southern China, southern Japan, Laos, southern Vietnam, Philippines

Habitat

Broad-leaved forests, mountain forests; at elevations up to 3,000 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
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.
,
1212
Title
New Trees
Publication
 
Author
Grimshaw J.; Bayton R.; Wilks H.
Publisher
Kew Publishing; London
Year
2009
ISBN
1842461737
Description
Provides comprehensive botanical descriptions and horticultural commentary on over 800 tree species that have been introduced to cultivation in recent decades.
].

Properties

HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
PollinatorsSelf
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Meliosma rigida is native to subtropical and tropical regions, from sea level to elevations of up to 3,000 metres. It is not a very cold-hardy plant, tolerating short-lived temperatures down to around -5°c when dormant, but usually succeeds outdoors in the milder regions of the temperate zone[
1212
Title
New Trees
Publication
 
Author
Grimshaw J.; Bayton R.; Wilks H.
Publisher
Kew Publishing; London
Year
2009
ISBN
1842461737
Description
Provides comprehensive botanical descriptions and horticultural commentary on over 800 tree species that have been introduced to cultivation in recent decades.
]
Found in the wild on a range of different soils, in dry as well as wet places[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The pollen ripens and the anther-cells burst while the flower is still in bud, but the pollen is still unable to escape from the anther-cells as these are locked in the cavities of the staminodes. When the bud is fully mature, it explodes at the slightest touch, the stamens snapping backwards and flinging a puff of pollen into the air. When the flower is open, petals and stamens, having done their duty, very soon drop off; hence in a Meliosma panicle almost only buds and passed flowers are found, but very few intact open flowers[
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An oil is obtained from the seed[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
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.
].

The hard wood is used to make walking sticks, umbrella handles, carrying poles, frames for sieves etc[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
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.
,
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
Some reports say that the wood is used for fuel, whilst others say that it is not a good fuel[
1255
Title
Revision of Meliosma (Sabiaceae), section Lorenzanea excepted, Living and Fossil, Geography and Phylogeny
Publication
Blumea Vol 19, No. 3, 1971, pp 355-529
Author
C.F. Van Beusekom
Publisher
 
Year
1971
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-06-23. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Meliosma+rigida>

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