If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Couepia macrophylla

Spruce ex Hook.f.

Chrysobalanaceae

+ Synonyms

Couepia speciosa Pilg.

Common Name:

Couepia macrophylla
Couepia macrophylla Couepia macrophylla

General Information

Couepia macrophylla is a tree with a flat crown; it can grow up to 20 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 25 - 50cm in diameter, and unbranched for more than half its height[
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 harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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, Ecuador; C. America - Panama.

Habitat

Non flooded forests[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark brown and only present in a thin layer; the sapwood is a uniform pale pinkish brown. The wood is hard, heavy, and durable. It is esteemed locally for general carpentry and to a limited extent for furniture[
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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Couepia+macrophylla>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.