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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Description Cavanillesia platanifolia It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares to a square kilometer, it dominates the forest. Flores rojas y agrupadas en los extremos terminales de las ramitas.

There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island. The tree originates from the tropical dry forest and can grow on a variety of well-drained soils. Unlike Burserathe cuipo is not common in rural parts of Panama.

The crown has a flat base and a round top. 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. Home page Cavanillesia platanifolia.

Propagation is by seed. Canoe tree Names in non-English languages: Being deciduous, they fall from the platanifoloa during the dry season.

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En plantas juveniles las hojas son trilobuladas. But seldomly seen as a sapling anywhere. Retrieved from ” https: Trunks are used locally to make dug-out canoes and to float rafts of hardwood logs. Giant Cuipo is not reported to be a high risk weed or invasive species. De-forestation has reduced its natural habitat and cavznillesia International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN has declared it a species in need of conservation.

The trunk floats easily and has traditional use in its native region for crafting dug-out canoes. Cuipo wood is coarse, soft and extremely light and can be substituted for balsa wood. On the limetone around the Madden dam, both Cavanilesia and Bursera are very abundant, and both species appear on limestone outcrops near the Caribbean mouth of the Chagres River. Propagate from seed Problem features: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Florece y fructifica de marzo a mayo. Fruit are unusual, papery, five-winged seedpod and are designed to be dispersed by wind. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites. This website is provided for general information only. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Toggle navigation useful plants for warm climates.

The trunk caanillesia unbranched for most of its length. The trunk is unbranched for most of its length. Views View Edit History. Spreading, sparsely foliaged branches sit high atop the soaring trunk, forming a rounded to umbrella-shaped crown. Platanifklia to Display 25 Total Images.

Fruits are cavanillesia capsules, about 6 inches long and pinkish-orange. 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. 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.


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The trunk develops a bottle-shape as the tree ages, platanlfolia to its character and prominence. It was reviewed on 9 September by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons.

This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat The crown has a flat base and a round top. Tronco ligeramente hinchado arriba de la base y con sonido hueco al golpearlo, presenta anillos circulares muy evidentes a intervalos regulares de m. 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 limestone outcrops near the Caribbean mouth of the Chagres River.

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: But seldomly seen as a sapling cavanillesiq. No se conocen usos para la madera, pero cuando se descompone puede emplearse como abono. Tree Atlas of Panama Description: