Licania is a plant genus in the family Chrysobalanaceae. Mainly due to deforestation, several ground oak; Licania morii · Licania platypus – Sansapote ; Licania pyrifolia – Merecure licania; Licania rigida – oiticica (Brazil); Licania salicifolia. Licania platypus. (Hemsl.) Fritsch, Ann. K.K. Natur-hist. Hofmus. Sangre, Wild pear, Zapote. Tree’ (50) m tall; trunk to 75 cm dbh (sometimes . Extract from Tomas B. Croat BCI Descriptions. (Hemsl.) Fritsch, Ann. K.K. Natur- hist. Hofmus. Sangre, Wild pear, Zapote. Tree’ (50) m tall; trunk .

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Tree between m tall, with buttressed trunks of. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Opened fruit Photograph by: Other Uses furniture, ornamental, shade.

Platypuus of Licania species. Large, globe shaped orange-red fruits, cm long.

The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Licania arborea Licania caldasiana Licania chiriquiensis Licania conferruminata Licania fasciculata Licania grandibracteata Licania hedbergii Licania humilis Licania kunthiana Licania longicuspidata Licania longipetala Licania megalophylla Licania michauxii — Gopher apple, ground oak Licania morii Licania platypus — Sansapote Licania pllatypus — Merecure licania Licania rigida — oiticica Brazil Licania salicifolia Licania splendens Licania tomentosa — oitizeiro Brazil Licania vasquezii Licania velutina.


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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Wildlife Attracted small mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Precautions Wood not suitable for contact with the ground.

Plants Profile for Licania platypus (licania)

This Malpighiales article is a stub. Now containing plants. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Prefers well drained soil.

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Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Retrieved from ” https: Flowers from July to September, with fruits maturing from August to December of the following year.

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Speed of Growth fast. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat.

Twigs glabrous; stipules small, interpetiolar. Not for the casual reader. Several species are used as ornamental plants.

The sapwood is light yellowish-brown; the heartwood is purplish-brown or reddish ;latypus fine-grained. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Retrieved 9 September The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.