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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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Contact us Site map Disclaimer. The trunk floats easily and has traditional use in its native region for crafting dug-out canoes. Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B. Adult leaves are bright green, large, nearly round, simple, entire, about 8 inches long; juvenile leaves are palmate to platanifoliq. Large individuals have straight trunks, without buttresses, but swollen at the base.

The wood is very light-weight and similar to Balsawood. The tree originates from the tropical dry forest and can grow on a variety of well-drained soils.

If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. LK2 When davanillesia 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.

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Giant Cuipo is not reported to be a high risk weed or invasive species. One of the giant trees of the area, with a bizarre trunk and conspicuous crown. Tree Atlas of Panama. It was reviewed on 9 September by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by There are a number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island.

Fruits are 5-winged capsules, about 6 inches long and pinkish-orange.

The trunk is unbranched for most of its length. When leafless in the dry season, it produces flowers and then fruits, both of which are pinkish-orange in color; platsnifolia fruits are conspicuous from a distance on large trees.

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Fruit are unusual, papery, five-winged seedpod and are designed to be dispersed by wind. They consist of 5 large wings, all semicircular, nearly at right angles to one another. It has a rather small, somewhat rounded, flat-based, sparse crown, with branching beginning high on the trunk.

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.

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: Readily recognized 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 bark is smooth and gray.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows. Giant Cuipo is adapted to humid lowlands regions with air temperatures generally platqnifolia the range of 20 to 35C and annual rainfall between and mm. Giant cuipo Other common names: There are platajifolia number of large individuals in the old forest on Barro Colorado Island.

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Iplantz makes no statements, representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the cavanillessia of this website and does not accept any liability to you or any other person for the information which is provided or referred to on this website. 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. Readily recognized when larger than about 10 cm diameter from the smooth, straight, swollen trunk, with rings; generally, one doesn’t even have plataanifolia look at the leaves.