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Useful Tropical Plants

Juglans australis

Griseb.

Juglandaceae

+ Synonyms

Juglans brasiliensis Dode

Common Name:

Juglans australis
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General Information

Juglans australis is a deciduous tree with a dense, wide crown; it can grow 7 - 18 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
,
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
A vigorous pioneer species, which is valued as a source of timber, medicine and food[
884
Title
The World List of Threatened Trees
Publication
 
Author
Oldfield S.; Lusty C.; and MacKinven A.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
World Conservation Press; Cambridge UK
Year
1998
ISBN
1-899628-10 X
Description
A list of the trees on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Plant Species in 1998, often giving some information on habitat and the reasons for being on the list. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental,
It occurs in moist montane forest in an area extending from north-west Argentina to Tarya and Chuquisaca in Bolivia. Bolivian populations are facing heavy exploitation[
884
Title
The World List of Threatened Trees
Publication
 
Author
Oldfield S.; Lusty C.; and MacKinven A.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
World Conservation Press; Cambridge UK
Year
1998
ISBN
1-899628-10 X
Description
A list of the trees on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Plant Species in 1998, often giving some information on habitat and the reasons for being on the list. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. 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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Argentina, Bolivia.

Habitat

Humid forests[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Juglans australis is a plant of the subtropics and higher elevations in the tropics, where it is generally found at elevations above 1,000 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

A vigorous pioneer species which occurs in moist montane forest[
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.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark brown with a mulberry tint; it is clearly demarcated from the yellowish-white sapwood. The grain is straight to interlocked; there is a peculiar taste and aroma in fresh wood. The wood is fairly compact, elastic, strong, moderately hard and heavy; it is fairly durable, especially if kept dry. It works well with hand and machine tools, and gives a good finish. The wood is used in cabinet making, furniture, flooring, decorative veneer etc[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
,
549
Title
Flore Forestiere Du Globe
Publication
 
Author
Chnacerel L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Gauthier-Villars et Co.; Paris.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, a very detailed work on the timbers of the world. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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