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- Perseverence (inc. dove sanctu - GRENADA
DescriptionTree to 20m bark smooth, with slight horizontal hoops; straight-edge buttresses; Stipules up to 4cm long; leaves oblong, entire or serrated, 7-20cm long, acuminate.
InterestGk, brosimos, edible. Timber tree, producing fruits like chestnuts. A related species is the cow tree in Venezuela, whose latex is drunk. Local names include Cow tree and Milk tree, as well as breadnut. When boiled, the seed (nut) is edible. It was an important food crop for the Mayans. The wood is used as timber in construction and furniture. The latex is sometimes mixed with
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationGrenada Dove sanctuary. ANdira, Coccoloba, Felimingia, Acacia spp., Haematoxylon, Clidemia hirta, Pisonia fragrans, Inga laurina, Bursera simaruba, Casearia (large lf), Maytenus tetragona, Piper, Randia (large lf), Quararibea, Berya cubensis.
Notes6m tree, bark with horizontal dash-lenticels.