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Useful Tropical Plants

Iryanthera tessmannii

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Myristicaceae

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Iryanthera tessmannii
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Iryanthera tessmannii Iryanthera tessmannii

General Information

Iryanthera tessmannii is a tall shrub or a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 3.5 - 7.5 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is slender, it can be free of branches for 1.5 - 3 metres[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. One specimen in the Departamento de Loreto, region of Iquitos. Uchpacano, found growing in blackish clay soil at an elevation of 120 metres was 25 metres tall with a bole 30cm in diameter[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, French Guiana, Surinam.

Habitat

Common throughout the lowland of Peru, especially near the Peruvian-Brazilian boundary; rowing in dry or humid loam in dense forests at elevations around 120 metres[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark (no other part of the plant) is used in treating diarrhoea. The decoction is prepared as follows: 'Crush up 25 grams of fresh bark of cumala roja and mix with a big cup of water; then filter it and drink all the liquid you get (must be a big cup) twice a day, during two days. Repeat it [if] diarrhoea continues[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

Sapwood distinctly demarcated, pinkish brown, occasionally with grayish streaks caused by sapstain; heartwood dark purplish brown. Wood has no distinctive taste, but odor slightly spicy; straightgrained; medium- textured ; easy to cut, and takes a smooth finish; susceptible to insect attacks; not durable[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
We do not have any more information on the wood of this species, but the following is a general description for the wood of this genus:-
The heartwood is variable, light pinkish cinnamon, dull oatmeal, medium to dark brown, sometimes reddish or purplish; it is often not very clearly demarcated from the wide band of oatmeal-coloured sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain mostly straight; lustre is medium to fairly high; without distinctive odour or taste. The wood can be air-dried with little or only moderate difficulty; slight to moderate checking and warp may develop. All of the species in this genus have very good machining properties and produce smooth surfaces on the normally straight-grained material. The wood is easily peeled for veneer. It is used for purposes such as millwork, turnery, furniture, boxes and crates, veneer and plywood, general construction, fiberboard, and particleboard[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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