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Family Myrtaceae
Xanthostemon
Xanthostemon chrysanthus

GOLDEN PENDA

Scientific names Common names
Xanthostemon chrysanthus Golden penda (Engl.)
  Yellow penda (Engl.)
  Xanthostemon (Engl.)
   
   

Gen info
A genus of 45 species found in tropical northern Australia, New Guinea, Caledonia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Names derives from "xanthos" (yellow) and stemon (thread or stamen).

Botany
A medium rainforest growing to a height of 20 m, with glossy green, alternate lanceolate leaves, 5 cm wide to 15 cm long. Flowers are brogjt ue;ptree noted for its red new tips, bears terminal clusters of bright yellow in rounded clusters, five-parted with numerous conspicuous bright yellow stamens.

Distribution
Planted for ornamental purposes..

Parts utilized
Rhizomes.

Constituents and Properties
• Produces a leaf oil in which the principal component was the beeta-triketone leptospermone (65-84 percent). source

Uses
Folkloric
No reported folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines.
Used for purifying the blood; for liver and pulmonary complaints.
Others
Hardened wood used by the Ngadjonji of Queensland for making spear points.

Studies
Leaf Oils: Xanthostemon chrysanthus produced a leaf oil in which the principal component was the ß-triketone leptospermone, 65-84%

Availability
Cultivated.



Photo © Godofredo Stuart / StuartXchange

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1)
A Preliminary Examination of the Leaf Oils of the Genus Xanthostemon (Myrtaceae) in Australia / By Joseph J. Brophy, Robert J. Goldsack and Paul I. Forster


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Additional Sources and Suggested Readings

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Additional Sources
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/pdf/triology/4601.pdf
http://www.rpg.net/columns/vegetative/vegetative18.phtml