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Useful Tropical Plants

Brunellia comocladifolia

Bonpl.

Brunelliaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Brunellia comocladifolia
Inflorescence
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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Brunellia comocladifolia Brunellia comocladifolia

General Information

Brunellia comocladifolia is an evergreen tree with a thin, open, spreading crown; it can grow 4 - 7.5 metres tall. The bole can be 15cm in diameter[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fuel.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Costa Rica; Leeward Islands to Cuba.

Habitat

Forests at medium elevations up to 1,200 metres[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used as a febrifuge[
630
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 28
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1981
ISBN
 
Description
An article on the Ethnopharmacological uses of plants in northwestern S. America, amongst many other articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The light brown wood is light in weight and hard. It is only used for fuel[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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