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Useful Tropical Plants

Parahancornia surrogata

Zarucchi

Apocynaceae


This species is closely related to Parahancornia negroensis[
695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Parahancornia surrogata
Ripening fruit
Photograph by: Vojt?ch Zavadil
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Parahancornia surrogata Parahancornia surrogata

General Information

Parahancornia surrogata is generally a small tree growing up to 10 metres tall, though specimens up to 20 metres tall have been reported[
695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

Usually found along water courses in the open savannah; in the bordering gallery forest; or sometimes in the adjacent forest along streams with a generally open canopy, at elevations below 400 metres[
695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows in the wild in sandy soils that contain little organic matter[
695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The pulp surrounding the seeds has a sweet flavour[
695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The fruit is a black, globose berry usually 4 - 6cm in diameter, with some specimens up to 8cm[
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Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A white latex exudes from the damaged bark and sapwood[
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Title
Novon Vol. 1
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Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is moderately thick, sticky and very bitter tasting[
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Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The cream-coloured wood is soft and easily cut[
695
Title
Novon Vol. 1
Publication
 
Author
Varoius
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical magazine, focussing on publishing new and amended names of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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