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Useful Tropical Plants

Saurauia kegeliana

Schltdl.

Actinidiaceae

+ Synonyms

Saurauia intermedia Buscal.

Saurauia maxonii Donn. Sm.

Saurauia pauciserrata Hemsl.

Saurauia zahlbruckneri Buscal.

Common Name:

Saurauia kegeliana

General Information

Saurauia kegeliana is a tree growing 4.5 - 7.5 metres tall.
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use. A popular fruit within the plants native range, it is often sold in local markets, where it is known as 'capulin', 'capulin months', 'alais', and 'cresta de gallo'[
512
Title
Flora of the Lancetilla Valley, Honduras.
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago.
Year
1931
ISBN
 
Description
Rather short on details at times, which is not surprising since so little information was available at the time. Still a useful flora. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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 - Nicaragua to Mexico.

Habitat

Wet thickets[
512
Title
Flora of the Lancetilla Valley, Honduras.
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago.
Year
1931
ISBN
 
Description
Rather short on details at times, which is not surprising since so little information was available at the time. Still a useful flora. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Dark forest, moist forest, wet mixed forest, second growth woods, opening in forest, wet thicket, brushy slope, south facing slopes, narrow gorges, cleared area, along road; at elevations from 550 - 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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist tropics, found at higher elevations of 550 metres and above.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw. The fruit is very juicy and sweet; its pulp, which looks much like the white of an egg, is good to eat[
512
Title
Flora of the Lancetilla Valley, Honduras.
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago.
Year
1931
ISBN
 
Description
Rather short on details at times, which is not surprising since so little information was available at the time. Still a useful flora. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The globose fruit is about 10mm 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.
,
512
Title
Flora of the Lancetilla Valley, Honduras.
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago.
Year
1931
ISBN
 
Description
Rather short on details at times, which is not surprising since so little information was available at the time. Still a useful flora. It can be downloaded 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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-06-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Saurauia+kegeliana>

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