Cucullaria tetraphylla G.Mey.
Vochisia tetraphylla Stone & Freeman
Vochysia arcuata Garcke
Vochysia tetraphylla is a tree growing up to 40 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is mainly used locally.
Northern S. America - Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam.
Marsh forests along the sides of rivers and creeks[
- Fruits of the Guianan Flora
- van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
- Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
- 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.
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The heartwood is a uniform pinkish or reddish-brown colour and a pretty silver-grain, darkening a little upon exposure to the air; it is not clearly defined from the 2 - 3cm wide band of somewhat lighter coloured sapwood. The wood is light in weight, soft, not durable but said to last well in salt water. It is generally easily worked, but planes very badly, resists the tool; it turns hard and badly; polishes badly. It is readily procurable in lengths up to 18 metres, and squaring up to 35cm. It is used for barrel staves[
- Timbers of British Guiana
- Stone H.: Freeman W.G.
- The Crown Agents for the Colonies: London.
- A guide to the woods of Guiana, though there is no description of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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