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Useful Tropical Plants

Otoba gordoniifolia

(A.DC.) A.H.Gentry

Myristicaceae

+ Synonyms

Dialyanthera gordoniifolia (A.DC.) Warb.

Myristica gordoniifolia A.DC.

Common Name:

Otoba gordoniifolia
Fruits
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General Information

Otoba gordoniifolia is a tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres and up to 125cm in diameter[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

A canopy tree in forests

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height23.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a pale, pinkish-brown; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is variable; the grain generally straight; lustre is medium to high; there is no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is light in weight and soft. The heartwood is non-durable and is susceptible to insect attack. The wood is prone to blue stain and requires rapid extraction and conversion. It generally machines well if sharp knives are used and dressed with the grain; it is easy to nail and glue; takes stain, paint, and clear finishes well. It is used for low-value purposes such as core stock, moldings, paneling, particleboard, general carpentry, and furniture components[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
,
341
Title
South American Timbers: the Properties, Uses and Characteristics of 190 Species.
Publication
 
Author
Bolza. E. & Christensen. F.J.
Publisher
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Year
1979
ISBN
0 643 02582 0
Description
A very useful guide.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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