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Useful Tropical Plants

Pachyptera kerere

(Aubl.) Sandwith

Bignoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Adenocalymma brachybotrys DC.

Adenocalymma foveolatum (DC.) K.Schum.

Adenocalymma kerere (Aubl.) Bureau & K.Schum.

Adenocalymma stridula Miers.

Adenocalymma symmetricum Rusby

Bignonia benensis Britton ex Rusby

Bignonia heterophylla Willd.

Bignonia kerere Aubl.

Macfadyena lepidota Seem. ex Miers.

Mansoa kerere (Aubl.) A.H.Gentry

Pachyptera foveolata DC.

Petastoma kerere (Aubl.) Schnee

Sererea heterophylla Raf.

Tanaecium zetekii Standl.

Common Name:

Pachyptera kerere
Seedpod
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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General Information

Pachyptera kerere is a climbing shrub
The bark is harvested from the wild as a source of fibre for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Guatemala.

Habitat

Wet thickets, at or a little above sea level[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The flowers have a strong odour, resembling that of roach powder[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tough, flexible stems can be used as a substitute for rope[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
Strips of the stems can be woven into various kinds of baskets and broad-brimmed hats[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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