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Useful Tropical Plants

Strychnos poeppigii

Progel

Loganiaceae

+ Synonyms

Strychnos longisepala Krukoff

Common Name:

Strychnos poeppigii
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed (Fig I only)
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 6(1): fasicle 45, t. 80 (1868)
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General Information

Strychnos poeppigii is a tree with a flat crown; it can grow up to 6 metres tall. The bole is straight and slender[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The wood is sometimes used locally.

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

S. America - Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

An understorey tree in dense fores at elevations around 135 metrest[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The dark brown heartwood is present only in a thin layer; it is demarcated from the sapwood that is a dark violet or pale brown, becoming light brown when exposed to air and often with a grayish cast. It is medium-textured, straight-grained, odourless and tasteless. The wood is rather heavy, strong, fairly tough and probably durable. It is not difficult to work and takes a dull finish[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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