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Useful Tropical Plants

Copaifera martii

Hayne

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Copaifera rigida Benth.

Common Name:

Copaifera martii
Seedpods opening to release the seeds
Photograph by: Antonio Sergio
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Copaifera martii Copaifera martii

General Information

Copaifera martii is usually a shrub or small tree, occasionally becoming a large tree[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].
The tree is the source of a good quality timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A resin obtained from this tree is of good quality but not obtained in sufficient quantity to make it commercially worthwhile[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

The heartwood is light red with wavy, red-brown markings. The wood is fine-grained, offering a good surface for varnishing[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. It is difficult to work, however, because it contains a large quantity of resin - though this makes it very durable when in water or exposed to the elements[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. It is used for general construction, railway sleepers, posts, poles and cabinet making[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Copaifera+martii>

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