Buchenavia capitata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Buchenavia capitata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Buchenavia
Species:
B. capitata
Binomial name
Buchenavia capitata
(Vahl) Eichl.
Synonyms[1]

Buchenavia tetraphylla (Aubl.) Howard.

Buchenavia capitata is a tree of the Caribbean and northeastern South-American regions.[2] Its Spanish vernacular names include granadillo (Puerto Rico),[3] almendro (Colombia), amarillo and olivo negro (Venezuela), and mirindiba and periquiteira (Brazil).[4] Its English vernacular name is fourleaf buchenavia.[5] It is also known as Buchenavia tetraphylla (Aubl.) Howard.[6]

Taxonomy[edit]

It belongs to the Order of Myrtales in the Class of Equisetopsida.[7] It is considered a synonym of Buchenavia tetraphylla, which is considered the accepted name.[8]

Characteristics[edit]

This tree grows to a height of 60 to 80 ft and 2 to 4 ft in diameter; has rather large buttresses, but has good log form above them.[9]

Habitat[edit]

This tree is common in the Toro Negro State Forest.[10] It is native to Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchenavia capitata (Vahl) Eichler. The Plant List: A working list of all plant species. December 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. ^ Buchenavia tetraphylla (Aubl.) R. Howard. "Granadillo" Combretaceae, Familia de los combretums. Peter L. Weaver. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 11 August 2013. (Previously published in English: Weaver, Peter L. 1991. Buchenavia capitata (Vahl) Eichl. Granadillo. SO-ITF-SM-43. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.)
  3. ^ Bosques de Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro. Archived August 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. July 2008. [Publication/Issue: P-030] Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ Technology Transfer Fact Sheet: Buchenavia capitata. Center for Wood Anatomy Research. USDA Forest Service. Forest Products Laboratory. Madison, WI. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  5. ^ Buchenavia tetraphylla (Aubl.) Howard. ITIS Report. Taxonomic Serial No.: 506855. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. White House Subcommittee on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. USGS Reston, VA. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  6. ^ Buchenavia tetraphylla (Aubl.) Howard. ITIS Report. Taxonomic Serial No.: 506855. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. White House Subcommittee on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. USGS Reston, VA. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  7. ^ Buchenavia capitata (Vahl) Eichler. Tropicos. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  8. ^ Buchenavia capitata (Vahl) Eichler. The Plant List: A working list of all plant species. December 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  9. ^ Technology Transfer Fact Sheet: Buchenavia capitata. Center for Wood Anatomy Research. USDA Forest Service. Forest Products Laboratory. Madison, WI. (From: Chudnoff, Martin. 1984. Tropical Timbers of the World. USDA Forest Service. Ag. Handbook No. 607.) Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  10. ^ Bosques de Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro. Archived August 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. July 2008. [Publication/Issue: P-030] Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  11. ^ Buchenavia tetraphylla (Aubl.) Howard. "fourleaf buchenavia". USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Plants Database. Retrieved 11 August 2013.