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Useful Tropical Plants

Chrysophyllum lucentifolium

Cronquist

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Chloroluma saldanhaei Glaz. ex Aubrév.

Lucuma moseniana Glaz.

Sideroxylon saldanhaei Glaz.

Common Name:

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General Information

Chrysophyllum lucentifolium is a shrub or a tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used commercially.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is light yellow; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interlocked. The wood is heavy, hard, elastic; it is not very durable, having a small resistance to fungi and being susceptible to dry wood borers and termites. The wood seasons normally with a slight risk of checking and a high risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately to poorly stable in service. It has a fairly high blunting effect upon tools, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but pre-boring is recommended; gluing is correct. The wood is used for heavy carpentry, cabinet work, high class furniture, turnery, interior panelling and joinery, tool handles, sliced veneer etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-08-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Chrysophyllum+lucentifolium>

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