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Useful Tropical Plants

Saurauia conzattii

Buscal.

Actinidiaceae

+ Synonyms

Saurauia cuchumatanensis Standl. & Steyerm.

Saurauia matudae Lundell

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Saurauia conzattii is a shrub or small tree growing up to 7 metres tall[
408
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 53
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an excellent treament of a section of the genus Inga. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.
].
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild and used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
408
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 53
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an excellent treament of a section of the genus Inga. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.

Range

Central America - Guatemala to Mexico.

Habitat

Advanced forest, dark rain forest, limestone areas; at elevations from 1,500 - 3,000 metres[
408
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 53
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an excellent treament of a section of the genus Inga. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.
]. Wet mixed mountain forest at elevations of 2,000 - 3,000 metres in Guatemala[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist tropics, where it can be found at elevations above 1,500 metres[
408
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 53
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an excellent treament of a section of the genus Inga. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.
].

The plant fruits abundantly[
659
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 8
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1940
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles on botany, including species of Saurauia in Mexico. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. Very sweet and mucilaginous[
659
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 8
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1940
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles on botany, including species of Saurauia in Mexico. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The globose fruit is about 6mm in diameter[
408
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 53
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
Contains an excellent treament of a section of the genus Inga. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

We have no information on the wood of this species, but the following is a general description of the wood from species in this genus.
The wood is little used, except locally for fuel. It is a pale reddish brown throughout; not attractive; lustre rather low; odourless and tasteless; rather light, but firm, tough, and strong; texture medium; grain straight; easy to cut, saws finely woolly, is rather hairy under the plane; probably not durable. Useful locally for general carpentry and interior construction[
660
Title
Revision of S. American Saurauria (Actinidiaceae).
Publication
 
Author
Soejarto D.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History: Chicago.
Year
1980
ISBN
0015-1746
Description
A treatment of the S. American species in the genus Saurauia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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