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Useful Tropical Plants

Calycogonium squamulosum

Cogn.

Melastomataceae

+ Synonyms

Henriettea squamulosa (Cogn.) Judd

Common Name:

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General Information

Calycogonium squamulosum is an evergreen tree with a spreading crown of nearly horizontal branches; it can grow 9 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 30cm 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 tree is harvested from the wild for use of its attractive wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - Puerto Rico.

Habitat

Upper montane forests[
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

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pinkish brown to pale brown, with widely spaced black streaks; it is fairly distinctly demarcated from the bright yellow sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain generally straight; lustre good; growth rings absent. The wood is hard, heavy, strong; durability in contact with the ground is doubtful and it is very susceptible to attack by dry-wood termites. Rate of air-seasoning and amount of degrade are moderate. Machining characteristics are as follows : planing, sanding, and resistance to screw splitting are poor; shaping, turning, boring, and mortising are good. It is used for posts and poles, though preservative treatment is recommended. The attractive wood also seems suitable for furniture, patternmaking, veneer and plywood, farm implements, tool handles, heavy duty flooring, turnery, boat parts, vehicles frames, heavy construction, and bridge timbers[
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.
,
471
Title
Puerto Rican Woods. Agriculture Handbook No. 205
Publication
 
Author
Longwood F.R.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service; Washington
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
Descriptions of 60 timbers from Puerto Rica.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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