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Useful Tropical Plants

Nectandra angusta

Rohwer

Lauraceae


This species is closely related to Nectandra longifolia[
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Common Name:

Nectandra angusta
Flowering branch
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Nectandra angusta Nectandra angusta

General Information

Nectandra angusta is a tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical[
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Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
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USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
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The tree is heavily exploited from the wild for its wood.
A species known from just three locations on the eastern slopes of the Andes from central and southern parts of Bolivia. One of the most important timber trees in the area, it is being heavily exploited in at least one of these sites. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Bolivia.

Habitat

Humid forests[
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Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a yellowish-brown to a dark green; the sapwood is yellowish. The grain is straight to undulate; lustre is bright; there is no distinctive taste, but the wood is slightly aromatic. The wood is not very durable, especially if not kept dry; it is easy to work and finishes well. It is used for purposes such as construction, flooring, boxes and crates, decorative veneer[
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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 -

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