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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Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Retrieved 9 September Licania fruit are important food for many animals and can also be eaten by humans. Licania Oitizeiro Licania tomentosa Scientific classification Kingdom: Ease of Propagation easy. Best Method of Propagation seed. Large, globe shaped orange-red fruits, cm long. It can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Internet.

Publisher Kampong Platpus, California.

Licania platypus

Flowers from July to September, with fruits maturing from August to December of the following year. Now containing plants.

Wildlife Attracted small mammals. Janzen; Winnie Hallwachs From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Other Uses furniture, ornamental, shade.


Leaves are simple, alternate, oblong up to 40cm long. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

List of Licania species. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Flower Licnaia cream, white. Mainly due to deforestationseveral species of these shrubs and smallish trees have declined, some markedly so, and L.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Return to the main search page Licania platypus Common Names: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Comments have to be approved before they are shown llatypus.

Tree between m tall, with buttressed trunks of. Several species are used as ornamental plants. Good for Silvopasture systems because of dense canopy for shade and edible fruits.

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. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.


The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat.

Plants Profile for Licania platypus (licania)

Precautions Wood not suitable for contact with the ground. Not for the casual reader. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. Inflorescence and leaves Photograph by: Licania Chrysobalanaceae genera Malpighiales stubs.

Last update on Year ISBN 0 4 Description An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world. Grows wild in low elevation forests from Guatemala to Colombia. Skip to content Licania platypus Tree Sanzapote just beginning to fruit.

Licania platypus – Azuero Earth Project

The sapwood is light yellowish-brown; the heartwood is purplish-brown or reddish and fine-grained. Opened fruit Photograph by: Caterpillars of a possible new taxon of the Astraptes fulgerator cryptic species complex were found on L. Publisher Florida Flair books, Florida. Twigs glabrous; stipules small, interpetiolar.