Gmelina arborea (PROSEA)

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Gmelina arborea Roxb.

Protologue: Hort. bengal.: 46 (1814).

Vernacular names

  • Yemane (trade name).

Distribution

Native from Pakistan south to Sri Lanka and east to Burma and extensively planted in South-East Asia, tropical Africa and Brazil.

Uses

The wood is used mainly for light construction and for pulping. Several parts of the plant are used medicinally. Leaves are good cattle fodder.

Observations

  • A medium-sized tree of up to 30(-40) m tall, bole with average diameter of 50 cm but sometimes reaching 140 cm.
  • Leaves usually more or less heart-shaped, 10-25 cm × 5-18 cm, merely glabrous or velvety beneath.
  • Corolla bright yellow, ovary glabrous.

For more information see genus treatment and the table on wood properties.

Selected sources

12, 25, 37, 38, 47, 53, 56, 78, 80, 90, 102, 104, 106, 126, 129, 133, 134, 142, 143, 144, 153, 154, 158, 159, 168, 172, 191, 197, 212, 213, 227, 246, 256, 271, 289, 290, 292, 293, 297, 310, 332, 359, 361, 390, 392, 397, 399, 400, 404, 412, 414, 417, 418, 441, 467, 468, 470, 490, 505, 531, 536, 537, 567, 578, 596, 616, 658, 689, 695, 697, 712, 764, 776, 779, 788, 798, 813, 817.

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Authors

  • M.S.M. Sosef (selection of species)