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Useful Tropical Plants

Hebestigma cubense

(Kunth) Urb.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Gliricidia cubensis (Kunth) C.Wright

Gliricidia latifolia Griseb.

Gliricidia platycarpa Griseb.

Gliricidia sagraei Benth. ex Urb.

Lonchocarpus latifolius Sagra

Robinia cubensis Kunth

Common Name:

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General Information

Hebestigma cubense is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 14 metres tall[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. An attractive tree, flowering just before the new leaves are produced, it has potential for use as an ornamental[
448
Title
Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Second Volume.
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Woodbury R.O.;Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1974
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 500 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - Cuba

Habitat

Mountain forests and scrubby areas[
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 *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The flowers are a good source of nectar for bees[
448
Title
Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Second Volume.
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Woodbury R.O.;Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1974
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 500 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Other Uses

The orange-coloured wood is hard, heavy and durable. Generally too small for commercial exploitation, it is used locally for posts, props etc[
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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