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Useful Tropical Plants

Sideroxylon cubense

(Griseb.) T.D.Penn.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Apterygia conferta (C.Wright) Baehni

Bumelia conferta (C.Wright) Pierre

Bumelia cubensis Griseb.

Bumelia gymnanthifolia Bisse & J.E.Gut.

Bumelia neglecta Bisse & J.E.Gut.

Dipholis angustifolia Urb.

Dipholis cubensis (Griseb.) Pierre

Dipholis domingensis Pierre & Urb.

Dipholis leptopoda Urb. & Ekman

Dipholis sintenisiana Pierre

Sideroxylon confertum C.Wright

Common Name:

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General Information

Sideroxylon cubense is a much branched, evergreen shrub or a small tree; it can grow up to 10 metres tall[
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Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 26
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1945
ISBN
 
Description
Amongst the many articles is one giving a treatment of the Lauraceae. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
This species has a very narrow range, restricted to a small area in Cuba. Overexploitation of its timber has caused population decline. Overcutting and clearing are constant threats to the habitat. 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

599
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 26
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1945
ISBN
 
Description
Amongst the many articles is one giving a treatment of the Lauraceae. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Caribbean - Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba.

Habitat

Forest by mangroves and also in dry manacales, at elevations up to 900 metres[
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
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
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height7.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree is commonly harvested for its wood in the Caribbean[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
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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Propagation

Seed -
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