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Useful Tropical Plants

Campnosperma panamense

Standl.

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Campnosperma panamense
Tree
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Campnosperma panamense Campnosperma panamense Campnosperma panamense

General Information

Campnosperma panamense is an evergreen tree that can grow 10 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 9 metres and 25 - 35cm in diameter, occasionally to 60cm[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
,
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and sometimes traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Ecuador, Colombia; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.

Habitat

Wet or very humid forests at low elevations[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus are generally strongly light demanding even when young, and regenerate more abundantly in more open or disturbed habitats[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Edible Uses

The pulp of the fruit is eaten[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is white to grayish-buff, sometimes with a yellowish tint; there is no marked contrast with the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight; lustre is somewhat silvery; there is a distinctive odour when fresh, but without
characteristic odour or taste when dry. The wood is not resistant to attack by decay fungi or insects; and is prone to
blue stain. This is a wood that is easy to saw and machine with ordinary shop tools; it holds nails well; finishes smoothly. It is used mainly for low value items such as boxes and food containers, furniture components, millwork, moldings, plywood, particleboard, fiberboard, pulp and paper products; it has also been suggested for pencil slats[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
]. The wood is used in the manufacture of boats, oars, ordinary furniture, concrete forms and particle board[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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