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Uribea tamarindoides

Dugand & Romero

Fabaceae

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General Information

Uribea tamarindoides is a deciduous tree growing 30 - 50 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter with medium-sized buttresses[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and sometimes also for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Colombia, north through Panama to Costa Rica.

Habitat

Very humid forests, usually on gentle to steep slopes; at elevations from 100 - 300 metres.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The aril inside the seedpod has a sweet flavour[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
]. It is said to be similar to the tamarind (Tamarindus indica)[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is heavy, very hard, durable. It is generally too hard for local populations to use and is of limited availability and is little exploited commercially[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
]

Propagation

Seed -
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