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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Home page Cavanillesia platanifolia. Flowers are reddish-brown and bloom near the end cvaanillesia the dry season, just before new leaf growth. The bark is very smooth, except for rings that wrap around the trunk every few meters. Flowering and fruiting occur when the tree is leafless.
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The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Being deciduous, they fall from the tree during the dry season. A species of the drier regions of Panama, where it frequently associates with burssi Bursera simaruba.
The trunk is unbranched for most of its length.
One of the giant trees of the area, with a bizarre trunk and conspicuous crown. They consist of 5 large wings, all semicircular, nearly at right angles to one platnifolia.
Leaves are large, soft, green and change from an oval to lobed shape as the tree ages. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved from ” https: Cavanillesia platanifolia 50 Gal Call. Adult leaves are bright green, large, nearly round, simple, entire, about 8 inches long; juvenile leaves are palmate to square.
One of the giant trees of the area, with a bizarre trunk and conspicuous crown. Leaves are large, almost round on adults, but on cavanilleesia are palmate and almost square. Giant cuipo Other common names: De-forestation has reduced its natural habitat and the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN has declared it a species in need of conservation.
The cuipo is common near Panama City, but less and less numerous proceeding away from the Pacific Coast and in forests from there toward Gamboa. The following other wikis use this file: The wood is very light-weight and similar to Balsawood. It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares to a square kilometer, it dominates the forest. Log In New Account Sitemap. Cwvanillesia Burserathe cuipo is not common in rural parts of Panama.
Fruits are 5-winged capsules, about 6 inches long and pinkish-orange. Propagate from seed Problem features: Large individuals have straight trunks, without buttresses, but swollen at the base. But seldomly seen as a sapling anywhere. To the maximum 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.
LK sterap Sterculia apetala LK2 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. Cuipo wood is coarse, soft and extremely light and can be substituted for balsa wood. Unlike Burserathe cuipo is not common in rural parts of Panama. Giant Cuipo’s great height and conspicuous trunk is sure to draw admiration and interest in public gardens.
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Disclaimer This website is provided for general information only. The tree originates from the tropical dry forest and can grow on a variety of well-drained soils.
There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island.
When leafless in the dry season, groups of cuipo are easy to spot from several kilometers away, since the crowns are large and emergent above all the trees around them, even when they don’t have fruits. Click to Display 25 Total Images.
Description Cavanillesia platanifolia Flores rojas y agrupadas en los extremos terminales de las ramitas. They consist of 5 cwvanillesia wings, all semicircular, nearly at right angles to one another. It generally occurs in groups of large trees, so over areas of a few hectares cavaniklesia a square kilometer, it dominates the forest. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.