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Places where this species can be found :
- Grand Etang - GRENADA
- Mount Qua Qua - GRENADA
- Mt. Sinai - GRENADA
DescriptionLvs to 20cm long, obovate ot elliptic, rounded at apex.
InterestSmall tree with some limited use as an ornamental. In Dominica this species is recorded with the local name Bois Bande', used by the Caribs as an aphrodisiac. However, there may well have been some confusion over the translation of the local name, (used in Grenada for Chione) which in any case would seem to be of French rather than Carib origin.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, C. Hughes & A Clarke
LocationFringes of Gran Etang.
NotesSmall to medium-sized tree 6-15m ht and 30cm dbh, no buttresses, with whorled horizontal 'Terminalia' branching. Twigs chunky, slightly soft and rubbery with pronounced leaf abscision scars. Bark vertically striate, rough, later developing small pits. Slash very soft, corky, chocolate brown. Leaves: rubbery; lower surface tertiary venation visible. Forest edge, but also in forest understorey and apparently shade tolerant. Wood very soft. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =138A, below=144A)