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Dracontomelon dao
(Argus pheasant tree)

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Dracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dracontomelon dao
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Argus pheasant tree
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Carved material
  • Fruits
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Ornamental

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Dracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); mature tree in a stand, illustrating the prominent buttresses and pale bark.
TitleHabit
CaptionDracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); mature tree in a stand, illustrating the prominent buttresses and pale bark.
Copyright©Rafael T. Cadiz
Dracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); mature tree in a stand, illustrating the prominent buttresses and pale bark.
HabitDracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); mature tree in a stand, illustrating the prominent buttresses and pale bark.©Rafael T. Cadiz
Dracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); crown.
TitleCrown
CaptionDracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); crown.
Copyright©Rafael T. Cadiz
Dracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); crown.
CrownDracontomelon dao (Argus pheasant tree); crown.©Rafael T. Cadiz
1. tree habit
2. branchlet with leaf
3. flowering twig
4. flower
TitleLine artwork
Caption1. tree habit 2. branchlet with leaf 3. flowering twig 4. flower
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
1. tree habit
2. branchlet with leaf
3. flowering twig
4. flower
Line artwork1. tree habit 2. branchlet with leaf 3. flowering twig 4. flowerPROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dracontomelon dao (Blanco) Merr. & Rolfe

Preferred Common Name

  • Argus pheasant tree

Other Scientific Names

  • Comeurya cumingiana Baill.
  • Dracontomelon celebicum Koord.
  • Dracontomelon cumingianum (Baill.) Baill.
  • Dracontomelon edule (Blanco) Skeels
  • Dracontomelon mangiferum (Blume) Blume
  • Dracontomelon puberulum Miq.
  • Dracontomelon sylvestre Blume
  • Paliurus dao Blanco
  • Paliurus edulis Blanco

International Common Names

  • English: New Guinea walnut

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Drachenapfel
  • Indonesia: dahu
  • Indonesia/Irian Jaya: basuong
  • Indonesia/Kalimantan: sengkuang
  • Malaysia: sarunsab; sengkuang; unkawang
  • Netherlands: drakeboom
  • Papua New Guinea: mon; New Guinean walnut
  • Philippines: dao; maliyan; sengkuang
  • Thailand: dao; ka-kho; phrachao ha phra ong; sang-kuan
  • Vietnam: s[aas]u

EPPO code

  • DRTMA (Dracontomelon mangiferum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Sapindales
  •                         Family: Anacardiaceae
  •                             Genus: Dracontomelon
  •                                 Species: Dracontomelon dao

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Crates

Furniture

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • For light construction
  • Wall panelling

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Matches
  • Musical instruments