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Useful Tropical Plants

Licaria triandra

(Sw.) Kosterm.

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Acrodiclidium limbosum (Ruiz & Pav.) Mez

Acrodiclidium triandrum (Sw.) Lundell

Aydendron cubense A.Rich.

Laurus cervantesii Kunth

Laurus limbosa Ruiz & Pav.

Laurus triandra Sw.

Licaria limbosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Kosterm.

Licaria pittieri (Mez) C.K.Allen

Licaria quixos (Lam.) Kosterm.

Licaria reclinata Lundell

Licaria tikalana (Lundell) Lundell

Misanteca cervantesii (Kunth) Lundell

Misanteca costaricensis I.M.Johnst.

Misanteca cubensis Benth.

Misanteca jurgensenii Mez

Misanteca limbosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Lundell

Misanteca nayaritensis Lundell

Misanteca pittieri Mez

Misanteca quixos (Lam.) Lundell

Misanteca reclinata (Lundell) Lundell

Misanteca tikalana Lundell

Misanteca triandra (Sw.) Mez

Symphysodaphne cubensis A. Rich.

Common Name:

Licaria triandra
Fruiting branches
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General Information

Licaria triandra is an evergreen tree with a broad, rounded crown; it can grow 7 - 16 metres tall. The bole can be 20cm in diameter[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia; C. America - Costa Rica to Mexico; Caribbean - Virgin Islands to Jamaica and Cuba.

Habitat

Woodlands in moist, limestone and shale areas, at elevations from 120 - 900 metres[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
,
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height9.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



All parts of the plant have a spicy aroma[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is described as ash coloured or greenish yellow. It is strong and heavy. It is used for posts, matches and matchboxes, and is said to be suitable for interior construction[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
We have no more information on the wood of this species. However, a general description of the wood in this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is orange or brown-yellow when freshly cut, darkening on exposure to yellowish-brown or coffee-brown and sometimes with a tinge of red or violet; the sapwood is light yellowish-brown. The texture is fine to medium; grain straight to slightly interlocked; lustre moderate; there is a fragrant odour from the fresh wood, most of which is lost on drying. The wood has an excellent resistance to both brown-rot and white-rot fungi; it is also rated very high resistance to dry-wood termites, but there is little resistance to attack by marine borers. Air seasoning characteristics are variable depending upon the source and the species, ranging from easy to season to moderately difficult; warp is slight but checking can be severe. The high density material is difficult to work but cuts smoothly; it tends to splinter in boring; it requires care in gluing; takes an excellent finish. The wood is used for making furniture, turnery, boat building, heavy construction, and parquet flooring[
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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