Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Peronema canescens
Lumber
Medicinal
Ornamental
Indonesian Common Name
Sungkai, Julu-julu hantu (borneo)
Tree Family
Lamiaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
30-40cm
Length
×
20-25cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
600–900m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Propagated by stem cuttings (cuttings 15-20 mm in diameter and 20-25 cm long are best) but can be propagated by seed. Purchased seeds germinate quickly in full light but collected seeds have low germination. Transplant after 4 months. Plant at 3 x 1 m or 3 x 2 m and 4 x 2 m. Pruning is necessary. Common tree of secondary forest, but does not occur in primary forest.

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Ornamental

The wood is highly valued for furniture making. The wood, bark, and leaves are used to treat stomach pains, wounds, and white skin blotches. The young leaf is believed to help treat chickenpox.

Farm Services
  • Reforestation
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown