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Useful Tropical Plants

Ocotea aciphylla

(Nees & Mart.) Mez

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Nectandra regnellii Meisn.

Nectandra rhynchophylla Meisn.

Ocotea costulata (Nees) Mez

Ocotea finium C.K.Allen

Ocotea fulvifolia C.K.Allen

Ocotea maguireana C.K.Allen

Ocotea rhynchophylla (Meisn.) Mez

Ocotea roraimae Mez

Ocotea sericiflora C.K.Allen

Oreodaphne aciphylla Nees & Mart.

Oreodaphne costulata Nees

Oreodaphne neesiana Meisn.

Common Name:

Ocotea aciphylla
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General Information

Ocotea aciphylla is a tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall, though most reports state heights below 20 metres. The bole can be straight or twisted[
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.
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955
Title
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol. 10
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal this volume looks mainly at the flora of the Guayana Highlands. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
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

955
Title
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol. 10
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal this volume looks mainly at the flora of the Guayana Highlands. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

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

Habitat

Montane rain forest, usually at elevations above 500 metres in the Guyanas[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height18.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is brown; the sapwood is greenish brown. The texture is medium to fine; the grain interlocked; lustre is medium to bright; there is a distinctive aroma and astringent taste. The wood is moderately durable. It is used for purposes such as construction, flooring and decorative 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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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