Anacardium excelsum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Common Uses: Boxes and crates, Construction, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Domestic flooring, Food containers, Furniture, Pulp/Paper products. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Caracolí, Espave (Anacardium excelsum) page.

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The Wild Cashew is a very conspicuous and dominant tree in the forests surrounding the Canopy Family lodges, and one of the most abundant around central Panama. The Wild Cashew and commercial Cashew tree Anacardium occidentale are members of the family Anacardiaceae, which contains approximately species worldwide, and species in Tropical America. Copa redondeada y con follaje denso.

CARACOLí, ESPAVE (Anacardium excelsum)

Planing The wood is reported to be difficult to plane. Tree Atlas of Panama Description: Anacardium rhinocarpus Kunth de Candolle. Click to Display 33 Total Images. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or more large. In the forest, a useful trait is the heavy leaf fall under the crown.

One of the most abundant trees in the vicinity of Panama City and Gamboa, on excelxum sides of the Canal, and much of the Pacific slope of Panama; in some areas, it forms nearly pure stands, and it can be especially abundant along streams. Florece y fructifica de febrero a mayo. Color The sapwood is pale brown color. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Maturation occurs in March, April, and May. Flowers are small, creamy green to pinkish in color.


Gluing This species is easy to glue. Media related to Anacardium excelsum at Wikimedia Commons.

Anacardium excelsum

Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals. The wild cashew is a closely related species within the same genus as the cashew Anacardium occidentale. Actual Dry Kiln Aacardium http: The tree is common in the tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests of Pacific and Atlantic watersheds of Central and South America, extending as far north as Guatemala and south into Ecuador.

Not for the casual anaczrdium. It can be downloaded from the Internet. Leaves are simple, alternate, long and narrow, oval-shaped, and densely bunched at the end of branches; the upper veins tend to be yellowish in older leaves. Leaves and flowers Photograph by: Anacardium excelsum is one of the largest trees of tropical America, found in gallery forests, generally below elevations of 1, m.

Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray cell. Trees up to 45 m and cm of diameter have also been reported. The nuts are dropped into the leaf litter of the forest floor, where they later germinate. Fruits are fleshy and kidney-shaped, cm long and resemble a cashew.

Anacardium excelsum – Wikipedia

No buttresses, but the anacarvium of the trunk is often swollen at the roots; big trunks are sometimes hollow. Flowers and leaves Photograph by: Turning 30 – Embassy of Honduras in Japan.


By using ezcelsum site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The fruit, although resembling cashew, is not edible, but the nut is toasted and consumed locally.

Knife Handles 33 – Embassy of Gabon in Japan. It is a gregarious species, reportedly grouped in “miguajales” Venezuelapreferring well drained soils. Resistance To Impregnation Heartwood penetration is irregular, but the sapwood is easily treatable. Steps 17 – Tree Anacardiym Database. This family is mostly tropical, with the best known species to be mango and cashew, but few are temperate including sumacs and poison ivy.

Nailing The nail holding properties are fair.

Its resistance to decay varies with type of fungus. Ripening fruit Photograph by: Looking up into the canopy Photograph by: Silica Content Silica Content: Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. Its leaves are simple and alternate, grouped in the terminal extremities of the branches. Seeds and fruits – the fruits are the slightly swollen, stem-like sections between the short actual stems and the large seed.

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They are poisonous before they are roasted Blohm, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Scale Models 83 – Algunas caracteristicas fisicomecanicas de la madera de tres especies de la cordillera NeoVolcanica.

Texture The texture is medium to coarse.