CAVANILLESIA PLATANIFOLIA PDF
Cavanillesia platanifolia (Bonpl.) Kunth. Family: Malvaceae. Common names: cuipo. Photo: R. Pérez. Description: One of the giant trees of the area, with a. Cavanillesia platanifolia 50 Gal. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Cuipo is a large tree of the american tropics which resembles the african baobob. It can grow to a. Native from Panama to Peru, this fast-growing tree grows up to 40 meters tall, occasionally up to 50 meters. The trunk, un-branch.
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The trunk is unbranched for most of its length.
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This is one of the truly deciduous species in the area, typically dropping all its leaves in November, before the rains stop, and regrowing them in April or May, after rains begin. LK2 When leafless in the dry season, groups of cuipo are easy to spot from several kilometers away, since the crowns are large and emergent above all the trees around them, even when they don’t have fruits.
This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat Fruit are unusual, papery, five-winged seedpod and are designed to be dispersed by wind.
Iplantz makes no statements, representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this website and does not accept any liability to you or any other person for the information which is provided or referred to on this cavankllesia. Adult leaves are bright green, large, nearly round, simple, entire, about 8 inches long; juvenile leaves are palmate to square.
Flowers are reddish-brown and bloom near the end of the dry season, just before new leaf growth. The trunk floats easily and has traditional use in its native region for crafting dug-out canoes. Trunks are used locally to make dug-out canoes and to float rafts of hardwood logs. The wood is very light-weight and similar to Balsawood. The cuipo is common near Panama City, but less and less numerous proceeding away from the Pacific Coast and in forests from there toward Gamboa.
Cavanillesia platanifolia – Useful Tropical Plants
Sterculia apetala is another large tree, common around Panama City, with a smooth, tall trunk and palmate leaves; but Sterculia lacks the trunk rings, ccavanillesia has buttresses. The trunk is unbranched for most of its length. For instance, there is a group visible from the Gamboa bridge, on the south side of the river, and another on the north side of the river, visible from the Gamboa resort.
The crown has a flat base and a round top. It can grow to a height of feet, has a straight very thick cylindrical trunk, sometimes swollen, with small buttress roots.
No se conocen usos para la madera, pero cuando se descompone puede emplearse como abono.
Fruits are 5-winged capsules, about 6 inches long and pinkish-orange. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Log In New Account Sitemap. When leafless in the dry season, groups of cuipo are easy to spot from several kilometers away, since the crowns are large and emergent above all the trees around them, even when they don’t have fruits.
The bark is smooth and gray. Florece y fructifica de marzo a mayo. Canoe tree Names in non-English languages: It has a rather small, somewhat rounded, flat-based, sparse crown, with branching beginning high on the trunk. Cuipo wood is coarse, soft and extremely light and can be substituted for balsa wood. If the file has been modified from its original state, some caganillesia such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.
The following other wikis use cacanillesia file: It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares to a square kilometer, it dominates the forest. Cavanillesia platanifolia 50 Gal Call. But seldomly seen as a sapling anywhere.
This is one of the truly deciduous species in the area, typically dropping all its leaves cacanillesia November, before the rains stop, and regrowing them in April or May, after rains begin. Views View Edit History.
One of the giant trees of the area, with a bizarre trunk and conspicuous crown. Being deciduous, they fall from the tree during the dry season. Tree Caganillesia of Panama.
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They consist of 5 large wings, all semicircular, nearly at right angles to one another. There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island.
Tronco ligeramente hinchado arriba de la base y con sonido hueco al golpearlo, presenta anillos circulares muy evidentes a intervalos regulares de m. The tree originates from the tropical dry forest and can grow on a variety of well-drained soils.
This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Platajifolia at https: Toggle navigation useful plants for warm climates. When leafless in platanifolua dry season, it produces flowers and then fruits, patanifolia of which are pinkish-orange in color; the fruits are conspicuous from a distance on large trees.
The bark is very smooth, except for rings that wrap around the trunk every few meters. They consist of 5 large wings, all semicircular, nearly at right angles to one another. Corteza exterior lisa y de color gris. Large individuals have straight trunks, without buttresses, but swollen at the base.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, tIplantz accepts no liability whatsoever to any person arising from or connected with the use of or reliance on any information or advice provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference, including any dataset or data it contains. Leaves are large, soft, green and change from an oval to lobed shape as the tree ages.