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Useful Tropical Plants

Byrsonima crispa

A.Juss.

Malpighiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Byrsonima crispa is a medium sized, unbuttressed tree[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption, whilst the wood is also used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.

Habitat

Rainforests in both primary and secondary formations[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood (probably the bark[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]) contains tannin and can be used as a dye[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The wood is used for internal construction[
523
Title
Volatiles from Aniba Terminlis.
Publication
 
Author
Andrade E.H.; Zoghbi M.; Maia J.G.S.
Publisher
Journal of Essential Oil Research
Year
Mar/April 2003
ISBN
 
Description
A paper giving a breakdown of the essential oils found in Aniba terminalis
].

Propagation

Seed -
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