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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, S.Cable & D. Jules
LocationPath around Grand Etang Lake.
NotesTree 16 m tall, 40 cm dbh. BARK: red-brown, corky and pitted, with large bosses on trunk. SLASH: soft, very fibrous, orange-brown, smell sweet & fruity. LEAVES: thick, leathery, margin recurved especially near base; US midrib guttered, secs impressed; LS secondary nerves prominant, tertiaries darker green. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =147A, below=148B)