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Useful Tropical Plants

Sideroxylon jubilla

(Ekman ex Urb.) T.D.Penn.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Bumelia jubilla (Ekman ex Urb.) Stearn

Dipholis jubilla Ekman ex Urb.

Common Name:

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General Information

Sideroxylon jubilla is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 20 metres tall[
599
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 26
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1945
ISBN
 
Description
Amongst the many articles is one giving a treatment of the Lauraceae. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
A valuable timber tree with a range restricted to eastern Cuba. Population numbers continue to decline because of overexploitation. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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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.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

599
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 26
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1945
ISBN
 
Description
Amongst the many articles is one giving a treatment of the Lauraceae. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Caribbean - eastern Cuba.

Habitat

Fairly widespread in humid mountainous areas, where it grows in submontane and montane rainforest and seasonal evergreen forest[
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.
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tree yields a valuable timber[
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.
].
We have no specific information on the properties of this wood but, in general, the properties of the wood for this genus are as follows:-
The heartwood is yellow to orange; it is not clearly demarcated from the yellow sapwood. It has a medium lustre and texture, variable grain, no odour, a bitter taste. The wood is very hard, tough, strong, heavy and moderately durable. It requires care in drying. It is not easy to work, but finishes smoothly and takes a high polish. It is used in construction, for fence posts, vehicles, furniture and cross-ties[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
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Propagation

Seed -
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