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Useful Tropical Plants

Varronia calocephala

(Cham.) Friesen

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Cordia calocephala Cham.

Lithocardium calocephalum (Cham.) Kuntze

Common Name: Carahyba

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General Information

Varronia calocephala is a tree
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - central Brazil

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - rae[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Officinas graphicas Villas-Boas & Co.; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Sweet and mucilaginous[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Officinas graphicas Villas-Boas & Co.; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used in civil construction, carpentry and internal work[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
,
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Officinas graphicas Villas-Boas & Co.; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The Flora do Brasil 2020 (http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/PrincipalUC/PrincipalUC.do) states that this species is a subshrub, in which case it will not produce usable timber.

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-02-03. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Varronia+calocephala>

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