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Useful Tropical Plants

Blepharocalyx salicifolius

(Kunth) O.Berg

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Aulomyrcia mugiensis (Cambess.) O.Berg

Blepharocalyx acuminatissimus (Miq.) O.Berg

Blepharocalyx acuminatus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx acuminatus adamantium (Cambess.) Mattos

Blepharocalyx affinis O.Berg

Blepharocalyx amarus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx angustifolius O.Berg

Blepharocalyx angustissimus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx apiculatus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx brunneus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx canescens O.Berg

Blepharocalyx cisplatensis Griseb.

Blepharocalyx cuspidatus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx depauperatus (Cambess.) O.Berg

Blepharocalyx deserti (Cambess.) Burret

Blepharocalyx giganteus Lillo

Blepharocalyx lanceolatus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx longipes O.Berg

Blepharocalyx minutiflorus Mattos & D.Legrand

Blepharocalyx montanus Lillo

Blepharocalyx mugiensis (Cambess.) Burret

Blepharocalyx myrcianthoides Mattos

Blepharocalyx parvifolius O.Berg

Blepharocalyx picrocarpus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx pilosus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx ramosissimus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx serra O.Berg

Blepharocalyx sessilifolius O.Berg

Blepharocalyx strictus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx suaveolens (Cambess.) Burret

Blepharocalyx tweediei (Hook. & Arn.) O.Berg

Blepharocalyx umbilicatus (Cambess.) Burret

Blepharocalyx villosus O.Berg

Blepharocalyx widgrenii O.Berg

Eugenia acuminatissima Miq.

Eugenia adamantium Cambess.

Eugenia decumbens Cambess.

Eugenia depauperata Cambess.

Eugenia deserti Cambess.

Eugenia ipehuensis Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.

Eugenia piedadensis Kiaersk.

Eugenia salicifolia (Kunth) DC.

Eugenia suaveolens Cambess.

Eugenia tweediei Hook. & Arn.

Heteromyrtus umbilicata (Cambess.) Blume

Myrcia mugiensis Cambess.

Myrcianthes cisplatensis angustifolia O.Berg

Myrcianthes cisplatensis brevipedunculat O.Berg

Myrciaria angustifolia (O.Berg) Mattos

Myrciaria brevipedunculata (O.Berg) Mattos

Myrciaria deserti (Cambess.) O.Berg

Myrciaria dichotoma D.Legrand

Myrciaria piedadensis (Kiaersk.) Mattos & D.Legrand

Myrtus amara (O.Berg) Arechav.

Myrtus angustifolia (O.Berg) Arechav.

Myrtus angustissima (O.Berg) Arechav.

Myrtus apiculata (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrtus brunnea (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrtus dumosa Spreng.

Myrtus lanceolata (O.Berg) Arechav.

Myrtus longipes (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrtus reinhardtiana Kiaersk.

Myrtus salicifolia Kunth

Myrtus stricta (O.Berg) Arechav.

Myrtus umbilicata Cambess.

Myrtus widgrenii (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Pseudomyrcianthes adamantium (Cambess.) Kausel

Common Name:

Blepharocalyx salicifolius
Cultivated tree at the Campus da UnB, Brasília, Brasil
Photograph by: Mauricio Mercadante
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General Information

Blepharocalyx salicifolius is an evergreen tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 15 - 20 metres tall. The more or less straight bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter with a thick bark[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. With its ornamental form, it can be used in landscaping[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador.

Habitat

Found in a wide range of habitats from open fields to dense forest, it is most commonly found in the understorey of Aruacaria woods and in gallery forests; favouring moist soils[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height18.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Prefers a moist soil[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are astringent. They are used in the treatment of bladder catarrh, mucous diarrhoea, leucorrhoea, urethritis and rectal prolapse[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is a light yellowish-brown; it is not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain is straight, there is no distinctive taste or aroma.The wood is heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties and with good durability. It is used locally in general constructions and for boards in general[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
,
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
The wood is often used for fuel[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of under 50% can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 40 - 50 days[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
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