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Useful Tropical Plants

Ilex pseudobuxus

Reissek

Aquifoliaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Ilex pseudobuxus

General Information

Ilex pseudobuxus is an evergreen shrub growing 2 - 4 metres tall. Another report says that it is a multi-branched tree that furnishes a usable timber[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].
The leaves are harvested from the wild as a substitute for Yerba mate, whilst, according to some reports, the wood is also harvested for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - eastern and southern Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, found at elevations down to sea level in the south of its range and at elevations up to 1,850 metres in the north.

Edible Uses

The leaves are used in Brazil as a substitute for Yerba Mate[
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.
,
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for building, floorboards, crates and general carpentry[
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.
,
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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