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Useful Tropical Plants

Chomelia paniculata

(Bartl. ex DC.) Steyerm.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Anisomeris paniculata (Bartl. ex DC.) Standl.

Anisomeris peruviana Standl.

Chomelia peruviana (Standl.) Steyerm.

Guettarda paniculata Bartl. ex DC.

Matthiola paniculata (Bartl. ex DC.) Kuntze

Stenostomum paniculatum (Bartl. ex DC.) Poepp.

Common Name:

Chomelia paniculata
Flowers, fruits and leaves
Photograph by: Alfredo Fuentes
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Chomelia paniculata Chomelia paniculata

General Information

Chomelia paniculata is a tree, sometimes armed with spines, with a spreading or flat crown; it can grow up to about 10.5 metres tall. The slender, straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 4.5 metres[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
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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 harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.

Habitat

An understorey tree in forests at elevations from 120 - 750 metres[
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
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is dull brown; the sapwood pale brown with a grayish tinge. The wood is of moderate weight; fairly hard; strong; and durable. It takes a high polish with a satiny lustre. The wood is used in 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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