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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Cavanillesia Platanifolia – EcuRed
It was reviewed on 9 September by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by Propagate from seed Problem features: Sterculia apetala is another large tree, common around Panama City, with platanioflia smooth, tall trunk and palmate leaves; but Sterculia lacks the trunk rings, and has buttresses.
This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. 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.
On the limetone around the Madden dam, both Cavanilesia and Bursera are very abundant, and both species appear on cavnillesia outcrops near the Caribbean mouth of the Chagres River. Home page Cavanillesia platanifolia. It has a rather small, somewhat rounded, flat-based, sparse crown, with branching beginning high on the trunk. Fruits are 5-winged capsules, about 6 inches long and pinkish-orange. Cuipo is a large tree of the american tropics which resembles the african baobob.
Summary [ edit ] Description Cavanillesia platanifolia The bark is very smooth, cavanlilesia for rings that wrap around the trunk every few meters. Flowering and fruiting occur when the tree is leafless. Adult leaves are bright green, large, nearly round, simple, entire, about 8 inches long; juvenile leaves are palmate to square. In particular, Iplantz does not represent or warrant that any dataset or the data it contains is accurate, authentic or complete, or suitable for your needs.
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. Leaves are large, soft, green and change from an oval to lobed shape as the tree ages.
One of the giant trees of the area, with a bizarre trunk and conspicuous crown. 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.
Cavanillesia platanifolia – Azuero Earth Project
A species of the drier regions of Panama, where it frequently associates with burssi Bursera simaruba. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Fruit are unusual, papery, five-winged seedpod and are designed to be dispersed by wind. The inner bark can be bleached and made into paper.
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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. The trunk is unbranched for most of its length. Cuipo wood is coarse, soft and extremely light and can ppatanifolia substituted for balsa wood.
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island.
This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: The trunk develops a bottle-shape as the tree ages, adding to its character and prominence.
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. They consist of 5 large wings, all plztanifolia, nearly at right angles to one another. Unlike Burserathe cuipo is not common in rural parts of Panama. It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares to a square kilometer, it dominates the forest.
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. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites.
When leafless platanifoliw the dry season, groups of cuipo are easy to spot from several kilometers away, since the crowns are large and emergent above all platajifolia trees around them, even when they don’t have fruits. Because of its very large size, cuipo is only suitable for landscape growth in extensive parks or gardens, mainly as a curiosity.
It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares to a square kilometer, it dominates the forest.
A species of the drier regions of Panama, where it frequently associates with burssi Bursera simaruba.