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Useful Tropical Plants

Maquira coriacea

(H.Karst.) C.C.Berg

Moraceae

+ Synonyms

Olmedia laurina Baill.

Olmedia maxima Ducke

Olmedia obliqua Huber

Olmediophaena coriacea (H.Karst.) H.Karst.

Olmediophaena maxima (Ducke) Ducke

Olmediophaena obliqua (Huber) Ducke

Pseudolmedia coriacea H.Karst.

Pseudolmedia huberi J.F.Macbr.

Pseudolmedia obliqua (Huber) Ducke

Common Name:

Maquira coriacea
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Karsten, K.W.G.H., Florae Columbiae, vol. 2: t. 111 (1869)
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General Information

Maquira coriaca is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam.

Habitat

Riverside 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.
]. Periodically flooded forests, at elevations below 400 metres[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height28.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a creamy white to a light yellow; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain interlocked; there is an unpleasant odour in the green wood which fades upon seasoning. The wood is very light in weight; very soft; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons rapidly, with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood has a very high silica content and so has a high blunting effect - stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; it finishes well; nailing and screwing are poor; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as interior panelling and joinery, boxes and crates, furniture components, woodware, moulding, plywood and veneer[
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.
,
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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