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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No se conocen usos para la madera, pero cuando se descompone puede emplearse como abono. There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island. Fruit are unusual, papery, five-winged seedpod and are designed to be dispersed by wind.
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Sterculia apetala is another large tree, common around Panama City, with a smooth, tall trunk and palmate leaves; but Sterculia lacks the trunk rings, and has buttresses.
When leafless in the dry season, it produces flowers and then fruits, both of which are pinkish-orange in color; the fruits are conspicuous from a distance on large trees.
Description Cavanillesia platanifolia It can grow to a height of feet, has a straight very thick cylindrical trunk, sometimes swollen, with small buttress roots.
It was reviewed on 9 September by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by On the limetone around the Cavanillesiaa dam, both Cavanilesia and Bursera are very cavajillesia, and both species cavanlilesia on limestone outcrops near the Caribbean mouth of the Chagres River.
Because of its very large size, cuipo is only suitable for landscape growth in extensive parks or gardens, mainly as a curiosity. Being deciduous, they fall from the tree during the dry season.
The trunk develops a bottle-shape as the tree ages, adding to its character and prominence. Disclaimer This website is provided for general information only.
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Patanifolia 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. Click to Display 25 Total Images.
Unlike Burserathe cuipo is not common in plataniflia parts of Panama. Giant Cuipo is not reported to be a high risk weed or invasive species. Trunks are used locally to make dug-out canoes and to float rafts of hardwood cavanilpesia. Cuipo is a large tree of the american tropics which resembles the african baobob.
When leafless in the dry season, it produces flowers and then fruits, both of which are pinkish-orange in color; the fruits are conspicuous from a distance on large trees. Flowers are borne in small clusters at the branch ends and pinkish orange to red in color, each bloom about 1 inch long with extended stamens, pollinated by insects. Readily recognized when larger than about 10 cm diameter from the smooth, straight, swollen trunk, with rings; generally, one doesn’t even have to look at the leaves.
Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of datasets and their contents. 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.
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The bark is smooth and gray. Leaves are large, soft, green and change from an oval to lobed shape as the tree ages. Summary [ edit ] Description Cavanillesia platanifolia 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. The bark is very smooth, except for rings that wrap around the trunk every few meters.
Flowers are reddish-brown and bloom near the end of the dry season, just before new leaf growth. There are a number of large cavanilpesia in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island. Canoe tree Platannifolia in non-English languages: The crown has a flat base and a round top. Views View Edit History.
Giant Cuipo is adapted to humid lowlands regions with air temperatures generally in the range of 20 to 35C and annual rainfall between and mm. En plantas juveniles las hojas son trilobuladas. Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons. Home page Cavanillesia platanifolia. The tree originates from the tropical dry forest and can grow on a variety of well-drained soils.
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. Tronco ligeramente hinchado arriba de la base y con sonido hueco al golpearlo, presenta anillos circulares muy evidentes a intervalos regulares de m.
Flores rojas y agrupadas en los extremos terminales de las ramitas. It has a rather small, somewhat rounded, flat-based, sparse crown, with branching beginning high on the trunk. Close-up photograph taken by ” Barry Stock ” via Flickr.
Propagate from seed Problem features: Spreading, sparsely foliaged branches sit high atop the soaring trunk, forming a rounded to umbrella-shaped crown.
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