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Useful Tropical Plants

Quararibea pterocalyx

Hemsl.

Malvaceae

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Common Name:

Quararibea pterocalyx
Immatire fruits
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General Information

Quararibea pterocalyx is an evergreen tree; it can grow 5 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 25 - 100cm in diameter[
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Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Throughout the plants range its habitat is affected by the growing human population, agricultural activities and logging. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Colombia; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.

Habitat

Lowland evergreen to semi-evergreen rainforest, preferring humid or swampy zones[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
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Tree Species of Panama
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Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
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Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
]. The globose fruits are 3 - 4cm in diameter[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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