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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The trunk is unbranched for most of its length. Adult leaves are bright green, large, nearly round, simple, entire, about 8 inches long; juvenile leaves are palmate to square. The crown has a flat base and a round top. Tree Atlas of Panama. Large individuals have straight trunks, without buttresses, but swollen at the base. Views View Edit History. 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.

The trunk is unbranched for most of its length. Paltanifolia is one of the truly deciduous species in the area, typically dropping all its leaves in November, before the rains stop, and regrowing them in April or May, after rains begin.

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Summary [ edit ] Description Cavanillesia platanifolia Cuipo is a large caganillesia of the american tropics which resembles the african baobob. To the cavanilllesia extent permitted by law, tIplantz accepts no liability whatsoever to any person arising from or connected with the use of or reliance on any information or advice provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference, including any dataset or data it contains. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of datasets and their contents.

One of the giant trees of the area, with a bizarre trunk and conspicuous crown. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows. Leaves are large, almost round on adults, but on juveniles are palmate and almost square.

Cuipo wood is coarse, soft and extremely light and can be substituted for balsa wood. Flowers are reddish-brown and bloom near the end of the dry season, just olatanifolia new leaf growth.

Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B. Description Cavanillesia platanifolia Unlike Burserathe cuipo is not common in rural parts of Panama.

Cavanillesia platanifolia

Sterculia apetala is another large tree, common around Panama City, with a smooth, tall trunk and palmate leaves; but Sterculia lacks the trunk rings, and has buttresses. Flowers are borne in small clusters at the branch ends and pinkish orange to red in color, each bloom about 1 inch long with extended stamens, pollinated by insects.

Florece y fructifica de marzo a mayo. The trunk develops a bottle-shape as the tree ages, adding to its character and prominence.

They consist of 5 large wings, all semicircular, nearly at right angles to one another. En plantas juveniles las hojas son trilobuladas. In particular, Iplantz does not represent or warrant that plataniffolia dataset or the data it contains is accurate, authentic or complete, or suitable for your needs.


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There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island. Giant Cuipo is not reported to be a high risk weed or invasive species. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Leaves are large, soft, green and change from an oval to lobed shape as the tree ages. Readily platanlfolia 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.

The following other wikis use this file: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The inner bark can be bleached and made into paper. 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 file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares to a square kilometer, it dominates the forest. Corteza exterior lisa y de color gris. The wood is very light-weight and similar to Balsawood.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. It was reviewed on 9 September by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by Unlike Burserathe cuipo is not common in rural parts of Panama.