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Schizolobium parahyba (Zorra; Tambor; Gavilan; Plumillo; Guanacaste; Chapulaltapa)

Synonyms: Caesalpinia parahyba; Cassia parahyba; Schizolobium excelsum; Schizolobium glutinosum; Schizolobium kellermanii; Schizolobium parahybrum; Schizolobium parahybum

Wikipedia Abstract

Schizolobium parahyba, the Brazilian firetree, or Brazilian fern tree, is a tree species from tropical America, notable for its fast growth (up to 3 meters per year).
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Janka Hardness [2]  450 lbf (204 kgf) Very Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [2]  0.348
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carara National Park II 12983 Costa Rica  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Reserva Karen Mogensen F. Nature Reserve 1866 Costa Rica  
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      


Amazona albifrons (White-fronted Parrot)[4]
Amazona auropalliata (Yellow-naped Parrot)[4]
Ara chloropterus (Red-and-green Macaw)[5]
Brotogeris jugularis (Orange-chinned Parakeet)[4]
Planococcus lilacinus (citrus mealybug)[6]


Shelter for 
Ara macao (Scarlet Macaw)[7]


Belize (uncertain); Brazil (native); Costa Rica (uncertain); El Salvador (introduced); Guatemala (uncertain); India (introduced); India-ISO (introduced); Indonesia-ISO (introduced); Jawa (introduced); Malawi (introduced); Mexico(North & Central) (native); Mexico(South East) (native); Mozambique (introduced); Nicaragua (native); Panama (native); Paraguay (native); Philippines (introduced); Reunion (introduced); Sumatera (native); Tanzania (introduced); Uganda (introduced); Zaire (introduced); Zambia (introduced);



Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4FORAGING ECOLOGY OF PARROTS IN A MODIFIED LANDSCAPE: SEASONAL TRENDS AND INTRODUCED SPECIES, GREG D. MATUZAK, M. BERNADETTE BEZY, AND DONALD J. BRIGHTSMITH, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(2):353–365, 2008 5PARROT CLAYLICKS: DISTRIBUTION, PATTERNS OF USE AND ECOLOGICAL CORRELATES FROM A PARROT ASSEMBLAGE IN SOUTHEASTERN PERU, ALAN TRISTRAM KENNETH LEE, dissertation for DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, Manchester Metropolitan University, November 2010 6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 7Current Status and Conservation of the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) in the Osa Conservation Area (ACOSA), Costa Rica, Fiona Dear, Christopher Vaughan and Adrián Morales Polanco, Research Journal of the Costa Rican Distance Education University Vol. 2(1): 7-21, June, 2010
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