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Useful Tropical Plants

Varronia rosei

(Killip) Borhidi

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Cordia rosei Killip

Common Name:

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General Information

Varronia rosei is a much-branched shrub or a small tree growing up to 4 - 5 metres tall[
1909
Title
New species of Cordia and Tournefortia from northwestern South America
Publication
J. Washington Acad. Sci. 17: 327-335 (1927)
Author
Killip E.P.
Publisher
 
Year
1927
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree is harvested for local use in making ropes.
Varronia rosei is endemic to Ecuador, where it is found in only three locations. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2003)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1909
Title
New species of Cordia and Tournefortia from northwestern South America
Publication
J. Washington Acad. Sci. 17: 327-335 (1927)
Author
Killip E.P.
Publisher
 
Year
1927
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - Ecuador

Habitat

Dry Andean vegetation; at elevations from 2,000 - 2,500 metres[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height3.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the fruits of most Cordia (Varronia) species are comprised of a thin to fairly thick layer of pulpy, sweetish-tasting flesh surrounding a single seed and are more or less edible[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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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.
], (though some are known to cause gastric disturbances).

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibrous bark is used to make rope[
1783
Title
Enciclopedia de las Plantas Útiles del Ecuador
Publication
 
Author
de la Torre, L., Navarrete H., P. Muriel M., Macía M.J. & Ba
Publisher
Herbario QCA de la Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas de la Pontific
Year
2008
ISBN
978-9978-77-135-8
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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