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Useful Tropical Plants

Trichilia martiana

C.DC.

Meliaceae

+ Synonyms

Trichilia acutanthera C.DC.

Trichilia biolleyi C.DC.

Trichilia caucana C.DC.

Trichilia chiriquina C.DC.

Trichilia colombiana Cuatrec.

Trichilia cuneata Radlk.

Trichilia fuscescens Radlk.

Trichilia gaudichaudii C.DC.

Trichilia heydeana C.DC.

Trichilia insignis C.DC.

Trichilia izabalana S.F.Blake

Trichilia oaxacana S.F.Blake

Trichilia obtusanthera C.DC.

Trichilia tomentosa Kunth

Trichilia tonduzii C.DC.

Common Name:

Trichilia martiana
Trunk
Photograph by: R. Pérez; Center for Tropical Forest Science
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General Information

Trichilia martiana is a tree growing from 10 - 35 metres tall. The bole is slightly fluted[
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.
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422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama to Mexico; Caribbean- Trinidad to Windward Isles.

Habitat

Low elevations in wet or dry forests. Common and easily observed in forests with rocky soils around the lake Alajuela in the Panama Canal, it also grows in coastal forests[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for fence posts[
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.
].
The wood is used for fuel[
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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