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Useful Tropical Plants

Roupala montana

Aubl.

Proteaceae

+ Synonyms

Rhopala boissieriana Meisn.

Rhopala complicata Kunth

Rhopala dentata R.Br.

Rhopala gardneri Meisn.

Rhopala macropoda Kl. & Karst.

Rhopala martii Meisn.

Rhopala media R.Br.

Rhopala ovalis Pohl

Rhopala veraguensis Kl. ex Meisn.

Roupala arvensis Barb.Rodr.

Roupala boissieriana Meisn.

Roupala borealis Hemsl.

Roupala brasiliensis Klotzsch

Roupala complicata Kunth

Roupala darienensis Pittier

Roupala dentata R.Br.

Roupala discolor Rusby

Roupala dissimilis Pittier

Roupala frondosa Rich. ex Meisn.

Roupala gardneri Meisn.

Roupala macropoda Klotzsch & H.Karst.

Roupala martii Meisn.

Roupala media R.Br.

Roupala mucronulata Mez

Roupala ovalis Pohl

Roupala panamensis Pittier

Roupala pyrifolia Salisb. & Knight

Roupala raimondii J.F.Macbr.

Roupala repanda Lundell

Roupala steyermarkii Sleumer

Common Name:

Roupala montana
Flowering plant at the Jardim Botânico, Brasília, Brasil
Photograph by: Mauricio Mercadante
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General Information

Roupala montana is a deciduous tree with a dense, rounded crown. It grows from 8 - 25 metres tall, with a low-branching, cylindrical bole that is 40 - 70cm in diameter[
337
Title
Tropical Tree Seed Manual
Publication
 
Author
Vosso. J. Editor.
Website
http://www.rngr.net/Publications/ttsm
Publisher
USDA Forest Service.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
An extremely good guide, it can also be downloaded in its entirety from the address shown above.
,
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. The fresh wood and crushed leaves or branchlets have a strong odour like that of ground fish or tuna fish[
337
Title
Tropical Tree Seed Manual
Publication
 
Author
Vosso. J. Editor.
Website
http://www.rngr.net/Publications/ttsm
Publisher
USDA Forest Service.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
An extremely good guide, it can also be downloaded in its entirety from the address shown above.
].
The plant yields a very ornamental timber and so is commonly harvested from the wild. It is also sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
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.

Range

S. America - Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Mexico; Caribbean - Trinidad.

Habitat

Savannahs in coastal areas, rock savannahs in the mountains and secondary forests on sandy soils[
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.
]. Moist and wet forests at elevations up to 144 metres[
337
Title
Tropical Tree Seed Manual
Publication
 
Author
Vosso. J. Editor.
Website
http://www.rngr.net/Publications/ttsm
Publisher
USDA Forest Service.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
An extremely good guide, it can also be downloaded in its entirety from the address shown above.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height15.00 m
Growth RateMedium
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of mainly lowland areas in the tropics. It grows best in areas where the mean annual temperature is 18 - 25°c and the mean annual rainfall is 1,500 - 3,000mm with a distinct dry season[
337
Title
Tropical Tree Seed Manual
Publication
 
Author
Vosso. J. Editor.
Website
http://www.rngr.net/Publications/ttsm
Publisher
USDA Forest Service.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
An extremely good guide, it can also be downloaded in its entirety from the address shown above.
].
Grows best in a sunny position[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Succeeds in a wide range of soil types in the wild, though it grows best in soils with good drainage[
337
Title
Tropical Tree Seed Manual
Publication
 
Author
Vosso. J. Editor.
Website
http://www.rngr.net/Publications/ttsm
Publisher
USDA Forest Service.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
An extremely good guide, it can also be downloaded in its entirety from the address shown above.
].
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the bark is used as a nerve stimulant[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The wood is rough-textured, cross-grained, heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties, very durable in dry sites or when immersed in salt water. The wood is quite ornamental, especially the radial section, and has been compared with the European oak. It is used particularly for making furniture, fine cases and ornamental objects; and can also be used in naval construction, for sculptures, linings, window and door frames etc[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. (This report is for Roupala montana brasiliensis).

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A germination rate in excess of 90% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 15 days[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. The seedlings develop quickly and they should be ready to plant out 5 - 7 months later[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
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