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Useful Tropical Plants

Buchenavia oxycarpa

(Mart.) Eichler

Combretaceae

+ Synonyms

Buchenavia punctata Eichler

Terminalia oxycarpa Mart.

Terminalia punctata Spruce ex Eichler

Common Name:

Buchenavia oxycarpa
Fruit and seed
Photograph by: C. E. Timothy Paine
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General Information

Buchenavia oxycarpa is a tree that can grow 20 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for more than half of the tree's height[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
,
753
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 3
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The British Museum; London.
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, amongst the various articles is a monograph of the genus Buchenavia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador.

Habitat

Humid forests, often near rivers and on land subject to periodic inundation[
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.
,
753
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 3
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The British Museum; London.
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, amongst the various articles is a monograph of the genus Buchenavia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pale brown; the sapwood is pale yellow. The texture is fine; the grain is straight to interlocked; lustre is medium; there is no distinct aroma or taste. The wood is quite durable, especially if kept dry. It seasons quickly and well. The wood is used for purposes such as construction, doors, windows, furniture etc[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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