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Useful Tropical Plants

Cordia sulcata

A.DC.

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Cordia macrophylla Vahl ex Griseb.

Cordia toqueve Sieber ex Griseb.

Gerascanthus sulcatus (A.DC.) Borhidi

Common Name:

Cordia sulcata
Fruiting branch
Photograph by: Feroze Omardeen
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Cordia sulcata Cordia sulcata

General Information

Cordia sulcata is a deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown of a few, widely forked and often nearly horizontal branches; it can grow 6 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 45cm or more 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 of its wood. It has been planted along highways to provide shade and ornament[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - Tobago to Cuba.

Habitat

Moist forests at all elevations, favouring forest edges and the more open, secondary formations[
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

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in an open position[
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

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The light brown wood is soft, moderately light in weight, not very durable. Easily worked, it is classed mainly as roundwood, though it has sometimes been used in cooperage[
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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