Juglans pyriformis is a tall, deciduous tree with a wide, spreading crown; it can grow 15 - 18 metres tall[
]. The bole can be 60 - 120cm in diameter[
The seeds are gathered from wild and semi-cultivated trees for local consumption[
The leaves are thrown into streams in order to stupefy fish[
Central America - central Mexico.
Moist forests at higher elevations[
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|Cultivation Status||Semi-cultivated, Wild
A plant of moderate to higher elevations in the tropics, in areas where there is good rainfall[
Seeds - raw or cooked[
The bark and fruits are sources of tannins[
The wood is valued for its hardness, toughness and durability[
]. It is used for construction[
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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