Adenodiscus mexicanus Turcz.
Heliocarpus belizensis Lundell
Heliocarpus glabrescens Hochr.
Heliocarpus glandulifer B.L.Rob. ex Rose
Triumfetta mexicana Turcz.
Heliocarpus mexicanus is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, fibre and its bark, which is used as a clarifying agent.
C. America - Costa Rica to Mexico.
Moist or dry forest or thickets, often in secondary growth; roadways, river banks, or on hill slopes; hill tops in open places; usually at lower elevations, but also found up to 2,100 metres[
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The bark of the young branches yields a strong, durable fibre from which a coarse rope is made. It is used also for weaving mats and baskets[
The mucilage of the bark is sometimes utilized for clarifying the syrup when making sugar[
The wood is soft and light in weight. It is used for floats and bottle-stoppers. Because of its lightness it has also been used for making rafts[
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