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Useful Tropical Plants

Erisma calcaratum

(Link) Warm.

Vochysiaceae

+ Synonyms

Debraea violacea (Mart.) Mart. & Zucc. ex Steud.

Ditmaria violacea (Mart.) Spreng.

Erisma violaceum Mart.

Qualea calcarata Link

Common Name:

Erisma calcaratum
Inflorescence
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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Erisma calcaratum Erisma calcaratum

General Information

Erisma calcaratum is a tree.
The seeds are harvested in quantity for local industrial use and to make candles and soap. The tree is adorned with abundant, beautiful, violet-blue flowers in the dry season or beginning of the cool season[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.

Habitat

Flooded woods[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
]. Moist lowlands[
518
Title
Plants used traditionally to treat malaria in Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Botsaris A.S.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of plants that have traditionally been used to treat malaria.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fruits are oily and resolutive[
518
Title
Plants used traditionally to treat malaria in Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Botsaris A.S.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of plants that have traditionally been used to treat malaria.
]. They are used to treat skin infections, dermatoses, fever, malaria[
518
Title
Plants used traditionally to treat malaria in Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Botsaris A.S.
Publisher
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of plants that have traditionally been used to treat malaria.
].

Other Uses

The seeds are the source of 'Jaboty butter' or 'Jaboty tallow'[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. This is used for making candles and soap[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The seed is collected for industrial use[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
]. The fruit, rather suggesting a pipe, is 4 - 6cm long, 2 - 3cm thick, ligneous, glabrous, with one seed 3 - 5 cm. long, 15 - 20mm thick[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

The soft, coarse, dirty white wood is without value[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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