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Useful Tropical Plants

Xylopia peruviana

R.E.Fr.

Annonaceae

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General Information

Xylopia peruviana is an evergreen, straggling shrub or tree that branches from near the base. It grows from 3.5 - 4.5 metres tall with a dense, spreading crown[
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.
].
The tree is sometimes used locally, being harvested from the wild for its timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Bolivia, Peru.

Habitat

An uncommon plant, forming the understory in dense, flood-free forests at elevations around 450 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is medium greyish brown; the sapwood pale yellow with greyish streaks and turning to pale yellowish brown upon exposure. The wood is straight or fairly straight-grained; fine-textured; growth rings are present; it has no distinctive odour, but is slightly astringent to taste. It is heavy, hard, and compact; probably durable; takes a smooth, but rather dull finish[
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. 2018-11-20. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Xylopia+peruviana>

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