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Useful Tropical Plants

Otoba parvifolia

(Markgr.) A.H.Gentry

Myristicaceae

+ Synonyms

Dialyanthera parvifolia Markgr.

Myristica otoba glaucescens A.DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Otoba parvifolia is a tree. The bole can be unbranched for up to 30 metres[
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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and as a source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

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

Habitat

Humid tropical and subtropical forests[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used in the treatment of diarrhoea[
918
Title
Journal of Ethnobiology. Vol. 12
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ethnobiology.org
Publisher
Society of Ethnobiology
Year
1992
ISBN
0278-0771
Description
A periodical with articles on the various uses of plants by native peoples.
].

The bark and bright red resin are crushed and rubbed on the skin as a treatment for the bites of mites and fungal infections[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is brown; it is not clearly differentiated from the sapwood, which is also brown. The texture is medium; the grain straight; lustre is bright; and ther is no distinctive taste or aroma. It is used for making items such as plywood, furniture components etc. Traditionally it has been used to make canoes, but the wood rots within three months[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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