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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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Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. Inflorescence and leaves Photograph by: Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Ease of Propagation easy. Plagypus Kampong Publications, California. Archived from the original PDF on Fruits of warm climates.

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Caterpillars of a possible new taxon of the Astraptes fulgerator cryptic species complex were found on L. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Licania fruit are important food for many animals and can also be eaten by humans. Last update on 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. Return to the main search page Licania platypus Common Names: Year ISBN 0 4 Description An excellent monograph, part of a very ambitious project to catalogue all the plants in the world.

Articles using diversity taxobox Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonomy articles created by Polbot All stub articles. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.

Publisher Florida Flair books, Florida. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

It can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Internet. Prefers well drained soil.

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Mainly due to deforestationseveral species of these shrubs and smallish trees have declined, some markedly so, and L. Janzen; Winnie Hallwachs Sonzapote, zapote Tree between m tall, with buttressed trunks of. Now containing plants. Retrieved from lciania https: Retrieved 9 September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Broad densely foliaged canopy. Licania Oitizeiro Licania tomentosa Scientific classification Kingdom: 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.


Large, globe shaped orange-red fruits, cm long.

Licania platypus

Precautions Platyppus not suitable for contact with the ground. Wildlife Attracted small mammals. Opened fruit Photograph by: Flower Color cream, white. Flowers from July to September, with fruits maturing from August to December of the following year. Licania is a plant genus in the family Chrysobalanaceae. Tree between m tall, with buttressed trunks of. The sapwood licnaia light yellowish-brown; the heartwood is purplish-brown or reddish and fine-grained.

Not for the casual reader. Skip to content Licania platypus Tree Sanzapote just beginning to fruit. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Several species are used as ornamental plants. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

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