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Castilla ulei - Warb.

Common Name Caucho Negro
Family Moraceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Clearings and other open spots in primary forests, generally in company with Cecropia species; or in the fertile, sparsely wooded alluvial flats of valley bottoms[684 ]. Rainforests, where it is found at elevations from sea level to 500 metres in Ecuador.
Range S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Castilla ulei Caucho Negro


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Castilla ulei is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 30 m (98ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (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:

Fruit[317 ]. The soft pulp is edible when fresh[684 ]. The fruit is 20mm long and 25mm wide when dried, so will be larger when fresh[684 ].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

Agroforestry Uses: Members of this genus have a root system that consists of a rather short tap root and of several lateral roots spreading horizontally and so near the surface of the soil that they can often be followed for 20 to 30 metres[684 ]. This root system makes it difficult to grow other crops under the tree[K ]. Other Uses: A latex is obtained from the trunk[317 ]. The rubber obtained from this tree is the most valuable obtained from any member of this genus[317 ].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Standard  Regional Crop

A tree of the lowland humid tropics. The tree has long, spreading, superficial roots[684 ]. Individual plants can either produce only male flowers (dioecious) or they can produce both male and female flowers (monoecious)[315 , 684 ].

Carbon Farming

  • Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Materials, chemicals and energy include bioplastics, rubber, biomass products gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, butane, propane, biogas. Plants are usually resprouting plants and saps.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.

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Propagation

Seed

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Caucho, Hebe, Hule, Ule, Uli,

Found In

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

Amazon, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, 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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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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