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Useful Tropical Plants

Dimorphandra polyandra

Benoist

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Dimorphandra hohenkerkii Sprague & Sandwith

Common Name:

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General Information

Dimorphandra polyandra is a tree that can grow 30 - 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

Not known

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 light yellow when freshly cut, quickly turning light brown to brown or reddish brown; it is not clearly demarcated from the 4 - 6cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain usually straight but sometimes it is slightly irregular interlocked. The wood is of moderate weight, moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to dry wood borers and moderately resistant to fungi and termites. It seasons normally, with only a slight risk of checking but a high risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It works with ordinary tools; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. Because of a prevalence of brittleheart there can be low yields, with less than 30% of the wood being suitable for use. It is used for purposes such as joinery, light carpentry, furniture components, boxes and crates[
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Title
Tropix 7
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Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dimorphandra+polyandra>

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