Canarium luzonicum

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Canarium luzonicum Miq.

Burseraceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Burserales

Canarium luzonicum, commonly known as elemi Canary-tree, is a tree.

Naming

Canarium luzonicum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Ludwig von Blume. It was Asa Gray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1854.

Taxonomy

Canarium luzonicum is a species in the genus Canarium which contains approximately 94 to 101 species and belongs to the family of the Burseraceae (Frankincense Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 20 to 35 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Canarium luzonicum is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Canarium luzonicum produces panicles of white cup-shaped flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Canarium luzonicum is native to the Philippines.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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