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Useful Tropical Plants

Euxylophora paraensis

Huber

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Pau Amarello

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General Information

Pau amarello is a large tree, usually growing 25 - 30 metres tall but with some specimens up to 40 metres. The bole is usually unbranched for 6 - 8 metres and 40 - 80cm in diameter[
341
Title
South American Timbers: the Properties, Uses and Characteristics of 190 Species.
Publication
 
Author
Bolza. E. & Christensen. F.J.
Publisher
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Year
1979
ISBN
0 643 02582 0
Description
A very useful guide.
,
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
,
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].
A tree with a very ornamental, yellow wood that is much in demand both in its native country and abroad. It is commonly harvested from the wild.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Amazon areas of Brazil and Peru

Habitat

Lowland rainforest, on sites not subject to periodic inundation[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist, lowland tropics, where it is usually found at elevations below 400 metres[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a uniform, bright yellow becoming yellowish light brown upon exposure; it is not sharply demarcated from the 3 - 5cm wide band of yellowish-white sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interlocked; lustre is high. The wood is moderately strong and dense; moderately hard; heavy; durable, being resistant to fungi, dry wood borers and termite attack. It dries somewhat slowly with only a slight risk of distortion but a high risk of checking; once dry it is poorly stable in service. The wood has a moderate resistance to cutting and a slight blunting effect on cutting edges; it is rather difficult to work by some hand or machine tools; planing and sanding require care in the presence of interlocked grain; it turns and carves reasonably easily; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. It is used for a wide range of purposes including decorative cabinet work and high class furniture, doors, tables, floors, joinery, panelling, turnery, railway sleepers, tool handles etc[
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.
,
341
Title
South American Timbers: the Properties, Uses and Characteristics of 190 Species.
Publication
 
Author
Bolza. E. & Christensen. F.J.
Publisher
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Year
1979
ISBN
0 643 02582 0
Description
A very useful guide.
,
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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