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Useful Tropical Plants

Pradosia ptychandra

(Eyma) T.D.Penn.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Neopometia ptychandra (Eyma) Aubrév.

Pouteria ptychandra Eyma

Common Name:

Pradosia ptychandra
Pradosia ptychandra Pradosia ptychandra

General Information

Pradosia ptychandra is a tree that can grow 20 metres or more tall[
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.
]. The straight bole has large plank buttresses.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, and probably also for its wood, which is traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - French Guiana, Surinam.

Habitat

Rain forests[
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

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height18.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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.
]. The pale yellow pulp is about 7mm wide[
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.
]. The fruit is an ellipsoid to globose, green to orange-yellow berry around 40mm long and 28 - 50mm wide containing 1 - 2 large seeds[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

We do not have any information on the wood of this species, but a general description of the wood for members of this genus growing in northern S. America is as follows:-
The heartwood is yellowish or grayish-brown with more or less reddish cast; it is not always distinct from the narrow band of yellowish or grayish sapwood. The texture is fine to medium, uniform; the grain usually straight, sometimes interlocked; lustre is low; there is no characteristic odour but the taste is sometimes bitter or astringent. Heartwood is rated as durable in test exposures to white-rot and brown-rot organisms, but it is not suggested for uses where high durability is required. Drying is rapid but may result in severe checking and moderate warp; a reduced drying rate may minimize degrade. The wood works easily and finishes to a smooth surface; it has good steam-bending properties. It is used for purposes such as general construction and heavy-duty flooring, whilst it has also been suggested for tight cooperage, tool handles[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-07-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Pradosia+ptychandra>

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