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Useful Tropical Plants

Coccoloba venosa

L.

Polygonaceae

+ Synonyms

Coccoloba ferruginea Endl.

Coccoloba molinae Standl. & L.O.Williams

Coccoloba nivea Jacq.

Coccoloba trianaei Lindau

Coccoloba viridis Lundell

Guaiabara venosa House

Common Name:

Coccoloba venosa
Leaves
Photograph by: David Stang
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General Information

Coccoloba venosa is a deciduous tree with a wide, spreading crown of nearly horizontal branches; it can grow up to 9 metres tall. The bole can be 20cm in diameter[
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 tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

715
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 30
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets.
Year
1949
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles on botanical subjects, including a revision of the genus Ilex in China. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

C. America - Nicaragua to Mexico.Caribbean - Trinidad to Dominican Republic.

Habitat

Dry coastal areas in Puerto Rico[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height6.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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.
]. Fleshy, with a sweet flavour[
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 oval, white to pinkish fruits are up to 6mm long[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The whitish wood is hard. It is little used[
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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