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Useful Tropical Plants

Casearia javitensis

Kunth

Salicaceae

+ Synonyms

Casearia gaertneri Donn.Sm.

Casearia iquitosensis J.F.Macbr.

Chetocrater javitensis Raf.

Lindleya glabra Kunth

Piparea multiflora C.F.Gaertn.

Common Name:

Casearia javitensis
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil
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General Information

Casearia javitensis is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 9 - 11 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be unbranched for about one third of its height and 15cm or more in diameter[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

Forests[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is a uniform light brown or pinkish brown. Texture is uniformly fine; the grain straight, roey, or irregular. The wood is rather heavy and moderately hard. It is fairly easy to work, takes a smooth finish; liable to check in drying. The wood is used to a limited extent for house construction[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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