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Useful Tropical Plants

Tapirira rubrinervis

Barfod

Anacardiaceae

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General Information

Tapirira rubrinervis is an evergreen tree growing up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be 65cm in diameter[
745
Title
Novon Vol. 9
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1999
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication with a main focus on publishing the names of new and renamed species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of fibre.
Known only from a small area of Ecuador, this species is threatened by habitat destruction by human activities. It is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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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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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

745
Title
Novon Vol. 9
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1999
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication with a main focus on publishing the names of new and renamed species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Ecuador.

Habitat

Coastal and low Andean forest at elevations from 250 - 2,000 metres[
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of moderate elevations in the tropics, generally found at elevations from 250 - 2,000 metres[
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.
].

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
745
Title
Novon Vol. 9
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1999
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical publication with a main focus on publishing the names of new and renamed species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Fibres are obtained from the plant. The report does not say how they are used[
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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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Propagation

Seed -

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