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Useful Tropical Plants

Oreomunnea pterocarpa

Oerst.

Juglandaceae

+ Synonyms

Engelhardia pterocarpa (Oerst.) Standl.

Common Name:

Oreomunnea pterocarpa
Drawing of the flowering and fruiting plant
Photograph by: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. 59: p. 309, t. 4 (1972) [S.C. Smith]
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General Information

Oreomunnea pterocarpa is a tree growing 35 metres or more tall. The bole can be unbranched for up to 15 metres, 70cm in diameter, with plank buttresses extending 2.5 metres from the base[
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
,
723
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 59
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; Missouri.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is traded locally.
The tree is sparse in occurrence, usually found as isolated individuals. Little is known of its regenerative capacity, although it does not appear to be strong. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

723
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 59
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; Missouri.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

C. America - Costa Rica, ?Panama, ?Mexico.

Habitat

Usually found as isolated individuals on steep hillsides in moist and wet, evergreen forests[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
,
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
]. Lowland, moist, non-seasonal, closed forest at elevations from 500 - 1,500 metres[
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
PollinatorsSelf
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The tree is believed to be shade tolerant[
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is light in weight and not very durable[
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
]. Of fair quality, it has been used in house construction and interior finishes, and in cabinet-making[
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
]. However, it has been reported that live trees seem to suffer from internal decay near the base, usually spoiling the lumber[
381
Title
Timber Trees of Meso America.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/reports/MA2005/Annex%202.pdf
Publisher
UNEP
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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