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Useful Tropical Plants

Casearia aculeata

Jacq.

Salicaceae

+ Synonyms

Casearia alba A.J. Richards

Casearia avellana Miq.

Casearia berberoidea Rusby

Casearia berteroana Turczaninov

Casearia boliviana Briq.

Casearia dentata DC.

Casearia hassleri Briq.

Casearia hirta Sw.

Casearia microphylla Bertero ex Turcz.

Casearia nicoyensis Donn. Sm.

Casearia oblongifolia Rusby

Casearia obovata Schltdl.

Casearia obtusifolia Rusby

Casearia odorata Macfadyen

Casearia platyphylla Briq.

Casearia prunifolia Tul.

Casearia ramiflora Seem.

Casearia riparia S. Moore

Casearia rufidula Triana & Planch.

Casearia sericea L.O. Williams & Ant. Molina

Casearia spinosa Willd.

Casearia stjohnii I.M. Johnst.

Casearia urbaniana Gand.

Chaetocrater hirtum (Sw.) Raf.

Guidonia alba (A.J. Richards) M. Gómez

Guidonia hirta (Sw.) Maza

Samyda affinis Spreng.

Samyda enneandria Sessé & Moc.

Samyda multiflora Cav.

Samyda spinosa L.

Samyda tomentosa Sw.

Xylosma turrialbana Donn. Sm.

Common Name:

Casearia aculeata
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Reinaldo Aguilar
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General Information

Casearia aculeata is a spiny shrub or small tree, usually growing 2 - 3 metres tall, but with occasional specimens to 10 metres[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
]. The bole can be around 10cm in diameter[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, north to the Caribbean and through Central America to Mexico.

Habitat

Dry or moist thickets, sometimes in open forest, at elevations up to 350 metres[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellow wood is strong and compact[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used for cabinet work[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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