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Useful Tropical Plants

Neoraimondia herzogiana

(Backeb.) Buxb.

Cactaceae

+ Synonyms

Neocardenasia herzogiana Backeb.

Common Name:

Neoraimondia herzogiana
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Photograph by: G.A.Parada
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General Information

Neoraimondia herzogiana is a tree-like cactus, usually with a single, thorny stem that branches to form a candelabrum shape[
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]. The plant can grow up to 18 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a wood substitute.
The main threat to this species is trampling from cattle, however this impact is minor as it mainly affects the seedlings. The species is tolerated by humans. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Bolivia.

Habitat

Moist chaco, mainly in plains and river valleys; it can also grow in disturbed areas used for cattle ranching; at elevations from 800 - 2,300 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
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HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Requires a position in full sun[
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Edible Uses

Fruit - raw. Tasty[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The main stem is used like wood. It is very durable when not in contact with the soil, though it is very susceptible to blue stain in humid conditions. It is easy to work and finishes well. It is used locally in construction, carpentry and for making furniture[
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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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