Belotia campbellii Sprague
Belotia grewiifolia A.Rich.
Belotia reticulata Sprague
Belotia tabascana Sprague
Trichospermum reticulatum (Sprague) Kosterm.
Trichospermum grewiifolium is a tree with a broad or narrow crown; it can grow 9 - 18 metres or more tall. The bole can be up to 60cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood and fibre. A very showy and handsome tree when in bloom because of the contrasting pink and brilliant violet of the flowers, which are produced in lavish abundance[
C. America - Panama to Mexico.
Moist or wet forest or thickets, often in pastures, at or a little above sea level[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The tough bark can be pulled off in long strips and is often used as a substitute for cordage, especially in putting together house frames[
The wood is soft, creamy white with a pinkish brown tint, turning reddish brown on exposure to air. It is said to be used sometimes for house construction, but can scarcely be very serviceable for that or any other purpose requiring durability[
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