Cashalia panamensis Standl.
Diplotropis macroprophyllata Donn.Sm.
Dussia macroprophyllata is a tree that can grow around 40 metres tall. The long, straight, cylindrical bole up to 100cm in diameter and is buttressed[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of timber. It is sometimes sold as a medicine in local markets[
C. America - western Panama, southern Costa Rica
Rain forest; at elevations from 15 - 2,000 metres[
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The red sap is purgative[
The red 'skin' of the fuit is febrifuge[
The heartwood is not distinguishable from the creamy yellow sapwood. The texture is coarse, the grain fairly straight, lustre is low, the wood has no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is of medium density, tough and strong[
]. Used locally for cunstruction[
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