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Useful Tropical Plants

Simaba paraensis

Ducke

Simaroubaceae

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Common Name:

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General Information

Simaba paraensis is a medium to large tree, growing 30 metres or more tall.
The bark is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Northern S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Guyana.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of lowland tropical areas, where it is found at elevations up to 400 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used as a substitute for quassia[
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.
]. Quassia is a bitter tonic and parasiticide[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-12-08. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Simaba+paraensis>

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