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Useful Tropical Plants

Sloanea terniflora

(Sessé & Moc. ex DC.) Standl.

Elaeocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Dasycarpus quadrivalvis (Seem.) Oerst.

Lasiocarpus triflorus Oerst.

Lecostemon terniflorum Sessé & Moc. ex DC.

Sloanea quadrivalvis Seem.

Sloanea reticulata A.C.Sm.

Sloanea xylocarpa Rusby

Common Name:

Sloanea terniflora
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: O. M. Montiel
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General Information

Sloanea terniflora is an evergreen tree with a rounded crown; it can grow 10 - 35 metres tall. The buttressed bole can be 20 - 100cm in diameter[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
,
677
Title
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium Vol. 175
Publication
 
Author
Earle Smith C. Jr.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the Tropical American species of Sloanea.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

The hairs of the seed capsule are easily detached; they penetrate the skin and can cause intense irritation similar to that of Mucuna[
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/
].

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/
,
677
Title
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium Vol. 175
Publication
 
Author
Earle Smith C. Jr.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the Tropical American species of Sloanea.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; C. America - Panama to Mexico.

Habitat

Dry or moist forest or thickets, at elevations up to 500 metres[
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/
]. Found in primary forest and also as a relict in clearings and pastures[
677
Title
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium Vol. 175
Publication
 
Author
Earle Smith C. Jr.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the Tropical American species of Sloanea.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is of good quality[
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/
]. Texture is medium[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
]. It is used in carpentry and joinery[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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