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Useful Tropical Plants

Dicorynia paraensis

Benth.

Fabaceae


The name of this species has often been wrongly applied to Dicorynia guianensis. Dicorynis paraensis is found in the rainforests of northern Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela - little is known of its wood. Dicorynia guianensis is a well-known species from the Guyanas of northern S. America and yields a high quality timber[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Dicorynia spruceana Benth.

Common Name: Angelique

Dicorynia paraensis

General Information

Angelique is a tree,. The bole is straight and can be free of branches for up to 18 metres.
The tree is little known, but is likely to yield a good quality timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northern S. America - northern Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

Plateaux and slopes in the rainforest[
480
Title
Green Manures and Manuring in the Tropics
Publication
 
Author
Sornay P. De. Translated by Flattely F.W.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
John Bale, Sons and Danielsson Ltd.: London
Year
1916
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent work on the subject, even if it was written almost 100 years ago. It also includes a section of useful Legumes. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Inundated forest areas, on lower terrain along the Rio Negro[
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.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Wood - likely to be of good quality but not well known at present. Most, if not all, reports on the timber of this species should actually be referred to Dicorynis guianensis, a species found in the Guyanas.

Propagation

Seed -
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