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Useful Tropical Plants

Harpalyce cubensis

Griseb.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Harpalyce suberosa Urb.

Common Name:

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General Information

Harpalyce cubensis is a shrub or small tree growing 2 - 3 metres.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Harpalyce cubensis is endemic to Cuba, where its habitat is known to be subject to conversion to agricultural land. The subsistence slash and burn agriculture, has lead to the loss of much of the primary vegetation cover, though this species is known to persist within the secondary regrowth vegetation. It is not specifically known to occur within a protected area and seeds have yet to be collected and stored to conserve this taxon ex situ. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - western Cuba

Habitat

Dry scrubby areas and hot, rocky hillsides[
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.
]. Savannah, almost always on serpentine soils, and scattered in secondary vegetation; at elevations up to 500 metres[
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 StatusNear Threatened
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood has yellowish-brown and pinkish streaks. It is hard, durable and takes a high polish. An attractive wood, but only available in small dimensions, it is used for small turnery articles[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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