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Useful Tropical Plants

Nectandra coriacea

(Sw.) Griseb.

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Gymnobalanus catesbyanus Nees

Laurus aestivalis Mill. ex Willd.

Laurus catesbaei Pers.

Laurus catesbyana Michx.

Laurus coriacea Sw.

Laurus nervosa Pav. ex Meisn.

Nectandra boniato A.Rich.

Nectandra catesbyana (Michx.) Sarg.

Nectandra cigua A. Rich.

Nectandra willdenoviana Nees

Ocotea catesbyana (Michx.) Sarg.

Ocotea coriacea (Sw.) Britton

Ocotea lundellii Standl.

Oreodaphne coriacea (Sw.) Nees

Persea catesbyana (Michx.) Chapm.

Common Name:

Nectandra coriacea
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit
Photograph by: Addisonia, vol. 22: t. 709 (1943) [M.E. Eaton]
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General Information

Nectandra coriacea is an evergreen tree with a narrow crown; it can grow 6 - 9 metres tall. The bole can be 15 - 30cm 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 wood is harvested from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

C. America - Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico; Caribbean - Leeward Islands to Cuba and Bahamas; SE N. America - Florida..

Habitat

Moist limestone forests[
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
Height7.50 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant flowers and fruits at irregular periods throughout the year[
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 heartwood is dark brown; the sapwood is light brown. It has been used in carpentry and cabinetwork and for poles[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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