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Useful Tropical Plants

Campsiandra implexicaulis

Stergios

Fabaceae

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General Information

Campsiandra implexicaulis is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow from 8 - 12 metres tall[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The main branches often lean over, nearly to the ground, and there are usually multiple trunks that often intertwist[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food - it is a staple food of the Pumé Amerindian group in Apure State, Venezuela[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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1331
Title
Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, 1889
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Royal Gardens; Kew; London
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Venezuela

Habitat

Low, swampy riparian habitats along the larger-bodied, usually white-water to tea-coloured rivers and lagoons[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The seed has a circular, spongy wing encircling it that enables it to float on the surface of the water[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Seed - cooked[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The dried seed is ground into a flour, known as 'chigo flour' and used to make a range of foods[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The mature seeds are taken out of their seedpods and then buried for some time in damp soil. After a certain degree of fermentation has set in, they are dug up, washed and then pounded into a flour. The flour (which is rich in starch) is used for making bread and other foods[
1331
Title
Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, 1889
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Royal Gardens; Kew; London
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The flattened to compressed seedpod can be 19 - 27cm long and 5 - 6cm wide. The dark red-brown, elliptic to kidney-shaped seeds are around 4cm x 5cm[
473
Title
Novon Vol 6
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1996
ISBN
 
Description
A journal of Botanical Nomenclature. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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