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Useful Tropical Plants

Vochysia tetraphylla

(G.Mey.) DC.

Vochysiaceae

+ Synonyms

Cucullaria tetraphylla G.Mey.

Vochisia tetraphylla Stone & Freeman

Vochysia arcuata Garcke

Common Name:

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General Information

Vochysia tetraphylla is a tree growing up to 40 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is mainly used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northern S. America - Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam.

Habitat

Marsh forests along the sides of rivers and creeks[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a uniform pinkish or reddish-brown colour and a pretty silver-grain, darkening a little upon exposure to the air; it is not clearly defined from the 2 - 3cm wide band of somewhat lighter coloured sapwood. The wood is light in weight, soft, not durable but said to last well in salt water. It is generally easily worked, but planes very badly, resists the tool; it turns hard and badly; polishes badly. It is readily procurable in lengths up to 18 metres, and squaring up to 35cm. It is used for barrel staves[
492
Title
Timbers of British Guiana
Publication
 
Author
Stone H.: Freeman W.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Crown Agents for the Colonies: London.
Year
1914
ISBN
 
Description
A guide to the woods of Guiana, though there is no description of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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