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Useful Tropical Plants

Casearia guianensis

(Aubl.) Urb.

Salicaceae

+ Synonyms

Athenaea guianensis (Aubl.) J.F. Gmel.

Casearia arguta Kunth

Casearia ramiflora Vahl

Iroucana guianensis Aubl.

Common Name:

Casearia guianensis
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: Environmental Sciences Program, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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General Information

Casearia guianensis is an evergreen shrub or a tree with a spreading crown; it usually grows up to 6 metres tall, but occasional specimens up to 20 metres are recorded. The short bole can be 5cm or more in diameter[
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.
,
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 plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica; Caribbean - Trinidad to Cuba.

Habitat

Roadsides and the more open secondary forest formations[
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.
]. Moist coastal and lower montane forests[
47
Title
Growing Lilies.
Publication
 
Author
Fox. D.
Publisher
Croom Helm
Year
1985
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely and very readable book dealing with the cultivation of the genus Lilium.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellow or light brown wood is hard and heavy[
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.
]. When available in sufficient size it can be used for lumber, for construction of traditional houses, fences etc.
The wood is used for fuel[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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