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Useful Tropical Plants

Scleronema praecox

(Ducke) Ducke

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Catostemma praecox Ducke

Common Name:

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General Information

Scleronema praecox is a tree that can grow to 35 metres tall[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
]. The bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northwest Brazil, Peru, Colombia.

Habitat

Lowland rain forest, on land not subject to seasonal inundation[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height28.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is red-brown with the frequent presence of traumatic canals; it is clearly demarcated from the 5 - 8cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; not very durable, having a good resistance to dry wood borers but susceptible to fungi and termites. It seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. The wood is used in construction, interior joinery, heavy carpentry, flooring, furniture components, matches, blockboard, moulding, veneer etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Scleronema+praecox>

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