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Useful Tropical Plants

Myrsine laetevirens

(Mez) Arechav.

Primulaceae

+ Synonyms

Rapanea laetevirens Mez

Common Name:

Myrsine laetevirens
Twig with white flowers and bark
Photograph by: Lidia Perez de Molas
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General Information

Myrsine laetevirens is a tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern Brazil, Bolivia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height18.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A tree of the subtropics and tropics, generally found at elevations above 1,100 metres in tropical latitudes.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a whitish brown; it is not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight; both odour and taste are indistinct. The wood is not very durable, it is easy to work but does not give a good ffinish. It is used for purposes such as construction, door and window frames[
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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.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-04-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Myrsine+laetevirens>

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