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Useful Tropical Plants

Cynometra cubensis

A.Rich.

Fabaceae


This species is closely related to Cynometra portoricensis.

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Pico de Gallo

Cynometra cubensis

General Information

Cynometra cubensis is a shrub or small tree.
The plant is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used locally.
The species is listed as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010) - its habitat has suffered intense degradation from logging and the ensuing invasion of exotic or secondary vegetation[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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 - Cuba.

Habitat

Semi-deciduous forests, mainly in gallery communities along rivers and creeks[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The dark reddish wood is used for general carpentry[
61
Title
A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Publication
 
Author
Usher. G.
Publisher
Constable
Year
1974
ISBN
0094579202
Description
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
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346
Title
Economic Plants. An index to Economic Products of the Vegetable Kingdom in Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Fawcett. W.
Publisher
Government of Jamaica, Kingston.
Year
1891
ISBN
 
Description
A nice little guide giving a terse description and details of useful plants grown economically in Jamaica. Rather dated, so many of the names have been changed since then. Also available for download from the Internet.
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Propagation

Seed -
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