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Useful Tropical Plants

Qualea sprucei

Warm.

Vochysiaceae


There must be some doubts over the records from 'Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia'[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
]. It describes this species as coming from the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon, but other reports say that the plant is only found in the rain forest of Brazil and Venezuela. However, although we have no other records regarding the wood of this species, it is very likely to be similar to, and have the same uses as, many other members of the genus (which are often traded as 'mandioqueira' wood)[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Qualea sprucei is a tree with a dense, subglobose crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be unbranched for up to 18 metres and up to 70cm in diameter[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Venezuela.

Habitat

Dense primary rain forest in areas not subject to inundation, favouring clayey soils[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
Growth RateSlow
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



A slow-growing tree[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The flowers are attractive to bees[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used for construction, boards etc[
704
Title
Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
USAID/Colombia.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF Document released on the Internet, giving good descriptions and brief notes on the uses of 25 tree species from Colombia.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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