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Useful Tropical Plants

Couepia canomensis

(Mart.) Benth. ex Hook.f.

Chrysobalanaceae

+ Synonyms

Hirtella canomensis (Mart.) Spreng.

Moquilea canomensis Mart.

Parinari pilosa Standl.

Common Name:

Couepia canomensis
Illustration of the leaves, flower and fruits
Photograph by: Martius, C.P.F. von, Nova genera et species plantarum Brasiliensium, vol. 2: t. 166 (1826)
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General Information

Couepia canomensis is a shrub or small tree with a spreading crown, sometimes growing up to 14 metres tall but usually smaller. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40cm or more in diameter and unbranched for 3 - 7 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 its wood, which is used locally.

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.
,
735
Title
Chrysobalanaceae Part 2. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 19: 1-268
Publication
 
Author
Prance G.T.; Sothers C.A.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Australian Biological Resources Study; Canberra.
Year
2003
ISBN
0 642 56833 2
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Internet.

Range

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

Habitat

In primary and secondary forest and clearings on non-flooded ground[
735
Title
Chrysobalanaceae Part 2. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World, Part 19: 1-268
Publication
 
Author
Prance G.T.; Sothers C.A.
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb
Publisher
Australian Biological Resources Study; Canberra.
Year
2003
ISBN
0 642 56833 2
Description
An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. It can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Internet.
]. Attains its best development in open dry loam in rough pastures at elevations around 120 metres in Peru[
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
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is pinkish to dark brown throughout, with no sharp distinction between the sap and heartwoods. It is straight, or fairly straight-grained; rather coarse textured; heavy; compact; hard; strong, but brittle and splintery; durable, and resistant to insect attacks. Odourless and tasteless, it is not easy to work. It is sometimes used in carpentry[
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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