Juglans mollis is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
The edible seeds are gathered from the wild and eaten locally. The tree also supplies timber and tannins, and has local medicinal applications.
Central America - Mexico.
Mountain forests, often in the mountain fog belt[
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A plant of moderate elevations in the subtropics to tropics, usually found at elevations between 1,000 - 2,000 metres. It usually grows in areas of good rainfall[
Seed - raw or cooked[
]. A good flavour, but the shells are very thick[
]. The shells are 25 - 45mm in diameter, 28 - 40mm long[
The leaves are heated and applied as a poultice to affected joints in the treatment of rheumatism[
The fruits and barks of most, if not all, members of this genus are rich in tannins[
A coffee-coloured dye is obtained from the fruit husks[
The wood is valued for its toughness, hardness and durability[
]. It is used for making bowls, tubs and other articles[
We do not have any more information for this species, but the general description for the wood of the tropical members of this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is chocolate-brown and generally darker than the North American black walnut (Juglans nigra), sometimes with a purplish cast; it is sharply demarcated from the whitish sapwood. The texture is rather coarse; the grain is straight to irregular; luster is high; odour and taste are mild but distinctive. The wood dries very slowly, wet zones persist, and severe honeycombing and collapse may occur in stock thicker than 10cm x 10cm. The wood works well, cutting cleanly with hand and machine tools and taking an excellent finish. It also peels and slices readily but the veneers are also reported to dry slowly. It is used for decorative veneers, furniture, cabinet work, interior finish, and other applications similar to the North American black walnut[
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