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Useful Tropical Plants

Centrolobium paraense

Tul.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Centrolobium orinocense (Benth.) Pittier

Centrolobium patinense Pittier

Common Name:

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General Information

Centrolobium paraense is a deciduous tree with an elongate crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The bole is up to 100cm in diameter, with buttresses[
382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.
,
551
Title
A Century of Trees of Panama.
Publication
 
Author
Pittier H. Mell C.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A work that was very difficult to get published according to the correspondence contained at the start!. A treatment of 100 different species with descriptions and details of uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
958
Title
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences Vol. 44
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Washington Academy of Sciences; Baltimore
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal with a range of articles, including one on the genus Centrolobium. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree yields an excellent timber and is commonly harvested from the wild for local use and export[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

382
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 52
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains parts of the Flora of Panama.
,
958
Title
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences Vol. 44
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Washington Academy of Sciences; Baltimore
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal with a range of articles, including one on the genus Centrolobium. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; C. America - Panama.

Habitat

Rainforest.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is usually a reddish-orange with dark red or brown veining; it is clearly demarcated from the thick band of creamy white sapwood. It is fine to medium-textured, straight and even-grained with medium lustre. The wood is hard, moderately heavy, strong, tough, very durable, but not immune from wood-boring worms. It works and turns easily, splits well, planes and glues well and takes a high polish. A good quality timber, it is used for fine furniture, cabinet making, frames of furniture and various external purposes[
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.
,
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
551
Title
A Century of Trees of Panama.
Publication
 
Author
Pittier H. Mell C.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A work that was very difficult to get published according to the correspondence contained at the start!. A treatment of 100 different species with descriptions and details of uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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