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Useful Tropical Plants

Vismia lauriformis

(Lam.) Choisy

Hypericaceae

+ Synonyms

Caopia lauriformis (Lam.) Kunth

Hypericum arboretum J.F. Gmel.

Hypericum laurifolium Willd.

Hypericum lauriforme Lam.

Hypericum petiolatum L. f.

Hypericum sanguineum L. ex Triana & Planch.

Vismia baccifera subcuneata (Huber) Ewan

Vismia calvescens Gilg & Hieron.

Vismia laurifolia Pers.

Vismia subcuneata Huber

Common Name:

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General Information

Vismia lauriformis is a tree with a spreading crown.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

Forested slopes at elevations of 600 - 800 metres[
592
Title
Contributions to The Flora of Venezuela.
Publication
 
Author
Steyermark J.A. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Chicago Natural History Museum; Chicago.
Year
1951 - 1957
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent flora, though made at a time when botanical knowledge of the areas was still very lacking.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A tree of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations from sea level to over 2,000 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for posts and rafters[
592
Title
Contributions to The Flora of Venezuela.
Publication
 
Author
Steyermark J.A. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Chicago Natural History Museum; Chicago.
Year
1951 - 1957
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent flora, though made at a time when botanical knowledge of the areas was still very lacking.
].
Although we have seen no other specific information for this species, plants in this genus usually have a reddish to dark brown heartwood with a pinkish brown sapwood that often has a greyish cast, The wood is medium to fairly coarse textured; moderately light to medium in weight; inclined to be fibrous; brittle; easy to work; takes a fairly lustrous or lustrous finish; and is moderately durable[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Because of its generally small size and low quality, it is only used locally - sometimes as a timber but more commonly for fuel[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-08-19. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Vismia+lauriformis>

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