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Useful Tropical Plants

Pradosia schomburgkiana

(A.DC.) Cronquist

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Chrysophyllum schomburgkianum A.DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Pradosia schomburgkiana is a tree.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use, and probably also as a source of timber that is traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam.

Habitat

Savannah and shrubby growth bordering forests at elevations around 1,220 metres[
592
Title
Contributions to The Flora of Venezuela.
Publication
 
Author
Steyermark J.A. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Chicago Natural History Museum; Chicago.
Year
1951 - 1957
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent flora, though made at a time when botanical knowledge of the areas was still very lacking.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark is used to treat coughs[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
]. The bark is used to treat tuberculosis and also for coughs and colds[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

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 -
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