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Useful Tropical Plants

Qualea gracilior

Pilg.

Vochysiaceae

+ Synonyms

Qualea lancifolia Ducke

Common Name:

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General Information

Qualea gracilior is an evergreen tree with a roundish, sparse crown; it can grow from 10 - 30 metres tall[
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.
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The tree is a source of mandioqueira wood. It is harvested from the wild for local use and for trade.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador.

Habitat

Rain forests, in areas not subject to seasonal inundation[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

This species is a source of 'Mandioqueira' wood. We do not have any specific information on the wood of this tree, but a general description of mandioqueira wood is as follows:-
The heartwood is a pinkish brown to red brown, sometimes olive brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 3 - 6cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or interlocked, sometimes wavy; the unseasoned wood has an unpleasant odour. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; moderately durable, having a good resistance to dry wood borers, moderate resistance to fungi, but poor resistance to termites. It seasons at a normal rate, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. It can usually be worked with ordinary tools, though some species have higher contents of silica and work better with stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. The wood is used in construction, heavy carpentry, joinery, panelling, flooring, furniture components, tool handles, boxes and crates, veneer etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Propagation

Seed -

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