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Iryanthera laevis - Markgr

Common Name Cumala
Family Myristicaceae
USDA hardiness 8-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats It is a tropical plant.
Range Origin: S. America.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Iryanthera laevis Cumala


Timothy Paine herbariovaa.org
Iryanthera laevis Cumala
D. Sasaki et al. 1370 - Brazil: Mato Grosso

 

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Summary

Iryanthera laevis has a fruit high in oil.


Physical Characteristics

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Iryanthera laevis is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Edible Portion: Fruit - aril. The aril or fleshy layer around the seeds is cooked and eaten. Flavonolignoid: The fruit of Iryanthera laevis contains dihydrochalcones. Carbon Farming Solutions - Staple Crop: oil (The term staple crop typically refers to a food that is eaten routinely and accounts for a dominant part of people's diets in a particular region of the world) [1-1].

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

None Known

Special Uses

Carbon Farming  Food Forest

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Cultivation details

Management: Standard  Staple Crop: Oil  Wild-harvested and Sold

Climate: tropical. Humidity: humid. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: wild-harvested and sold. Management: standard (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Staple Crop: Oil  (0-15 percent protein, 16+ percent oil). Some of these are consumed whole while others are exclusively pressed for oil. Annuals include canola, poppyseed, maize, cottonseed, sunflower, peanut. Perennials include high-oil fruits, seeds, and nuts, such as olive, coconut, avocado, oil palm, shea, pecan, and macadamia. Some perennial oil crops are consumed whole as fruits and nuts, while others are exclusively pressed for oil (and some are used fresh and for oil).
  • Wild-harvested and Sold  Some wild plants have strong historic or contemporary use. Although they are not cultivated crops, they may be wild-managed.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed. Cuttings

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Cumala.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Amazon, Brazil, Colombia, South America

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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