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Useful Tropical Plants

Myrcia deflexa

(Poir.) DC.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Eugenia deflexa Poir.

Myrcia crassinervia DC.

Myrcia duchassaingiana O.Berg

Myrcia ferruginea domingensis O.Berg

Myrcia ferruginea martinicensis O.Berg

Myrcia sulcata O.Berg

Common Name:

Myrcia deflexa
Myrcia deflexa Myrcia deflexa

General Information

Myrcia deflexa is an evergreen shrub or tree with a spreading crown; it usually grows from 3 - 12 metres tall. The bole can be 15cm in diameter[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
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787
Title
Flora of Dominica, Part 2: Dicotyledoneae
Publication
Smithsonian Contributions to Botany No. 77
Author
Nicolson D.H.; et al
Website
http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/Botany/
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute Press; Washington
Year
1991
ISBN
90-10415
Description
A terse but very useful flora with a somewhat limited botanical description plus range, habitat and some uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; Caribbean - Trinidad to Cuba.

Habitat

An understorey tree in lower montane forests[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height7.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower and produce fruit nearly throughout the year[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish; the sapwood whitish. The wood is hard, heavy, and strong. It is used in construction, carpentry, and vehicles, and is made into stakes, posts, and handles[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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