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Useful Tropical Plants

Cynometra bauhiniifolia

Benth.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cynometra microflora R.S.Cowan

Common Name:

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General Information

Cynometra bauhiniifolia is a large shrub or a tree usually growing from 6 - 18 metres tall, occasionally reaching 25 metres. The bole can be 50cm in diameter.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
,
870
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 45
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal. This edition includes a part of the Flora of Panama.. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica

Habitat

Rain forests, inundated forests, river banks, often overhanging water[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The tree flowers and produces fruit several times a year.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish-brown; the sapwood is pink. The wood is soft, light in weight, compact, elastic. It has a tendency to split when drying[
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Whilst not considered to be a top quality timber, it is used in general carpentry and for making small articles[
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
The wood makes a good fuel[
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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