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Panama tree

A large tree from moist tropical America ranging from Mexico to Brazil, widely planted for its timber and the valued seeds. A fast growing species that prefers light fertile soils in the wild; grown trees can be drought tolerant. The edible seeds are used as a snack raw or roasted; they can be pounded as for culinary use and an oil (used as cosmetic or lubricant) can be extracted from them.

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Type Information

Isosyntype for Sterculia elata Ducke
Catalog Number: US 1044243
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. Ducke
Year Collected: 1917
Locality: Gard. Bot. Para., Rio Purius, Amazonas, Brazil, South America
  • Isosyntype: Ducke, A. 1922. Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro. 3: 211.
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Isosyntype for Sterculia elata Ducke
Catalog Number: US 1044242
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. Ducke
Year Collected: 1917
Locality: Gard. Bot. Para., Rio Purius, Amazonas, Brazil, South America
  • Isosyntype: Ducke, A. 1922. Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro. 3: 211.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sterculia apetala

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Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sterculia acerifolia

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Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Sterculia apetala

Sterculia apetala, commonly known as the Panama tree, camoruco or manduvi tree, is a species of plant in the Malvaceae family.[1] It is found in Central and South America and in the Caribbean.

Sterculia apetala fruit capsule, Costa Rica, Nicoya peninsula, Cabo-Blanco

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sterculia apetala (Jacq.) H.Karst.". The Plant List. 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 


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