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Useful Tropical Plants

Connarus patrisii

(DC.) Planch.

Connaraceae


A recent publication 'Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia.' by Jørgensen, P. M., M. Nee & S. G. Beck. (eds.) 2012. treats this species as a synonym of Connarus punctatus Planch.[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Connarus confertiflorus Baker

Omphalobium patrisii DC.

Common Name:

Connarus patrisii
Line drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 14(2): fasicle 54, t. 45 (1871)
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General Information

Connarus patrisii is a tall shrub or a small tree with a wide-spreading crown; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is slender, and unbranched for about 2 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.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

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 - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

Amongst low trees and shrubs along hill slopes, favouring sandy loam soils at elevations up to 480 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

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The seeds have been recommended as an aid for recovering strength after illness[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
].

Other Uses

The wood is pale brown when fresh, turning to deep pinkish or red-dish brown upon exposure; the sapwood is pinkish brown. It is straight-grained; fairly fine to medium-textured; odourless, but slightly bitter when freshly cut. The wood is rather heavy; not difficult to work, takes a smooth polish; durable, but often damaged by insects[
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.
]. No uses are recorded[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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