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Virola sebifera (virola)

Synonyms: Myristica cordifolia; Myristica mocoa; Myristica panamensis; Myristica sebifera; Myristica sebifera var. cordifolia; Myristica virola; Palala mocoa; Palala panamensis; Palala sebifera; Virola boliviensis; Virola mocoa; Virola mycetis; Virola panamensis; Virola peruviana var. tomentosa; Virola sebifera var. curvinervia; Virola venezuelensis; Virola warburgii

Wikipedia Abstract

Virola sebifera,also known as Myristica sebifera, common names ucuúba-do-cerrado and red ucuuba, is a type of tree from the family Myristicaceae, from Central America and South America (Costa Rica to northern Brazil). It is found in evergreen forests and savannas up to about 1400 m in altitude.
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Janka Hardness [2]  480 lbf (218 kgf) Very Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.5
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arenal National Park II 30025 Costa Rica  
Barbilla National Park II 29582 Costa Rica  
Carara National Park II 12983 Costa Rica  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Guanacaste National Park II 85819 Costa Rica  
Manuel Antonio National Park II 21625 Costa Rica  
Megantoni National Sanctuary 536005 Cusco, Peru  
Piedras Blancas National Park II 34735 Costa Rica  
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      


Ateles geoffroyi (Central American spider monkey)[4]
Baryphthengus martii (Rufous Motmot)[5]
Elbella polyzona[6]
Pteroglossus torquatus (Collared Aracari)[5]
Ramphastos sulfuratus (Keel-billed Toucan)[5]
Ramphastos swainsonii (Chestnut-mandibled Toucan)[5]
Ramphastos toco (Toco Toucan)[7]
Selenaspidus articulatus (rufous scale)[8]
Tityra semifasciata (Masked Tityra)[5]
Trogon massena (Slaty-tailed Trogon)[5]




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 3Wood specific gravity of trees and forest types in the southern Peruvian Amazon, Deborah W. Woodcock, ACTA AMAZONICA 30(4): 589-599. 2000 4The sugar composition of fruits in the diet of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in tropical humid forest in Costa Rica, Pablo Riba-Hernández, Kathryn E. Stoner and Peter W. Lucas, Journal of Tropical Ecology (2003) 19:709–716 5DISPERSAL OF A NEOTROPICAL NUTMEG (VIROLA SEBIFERA) BY BIRDS, HENRY F. HOWE, The Auk 98: 88-98. January1981 6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 7TOCO TOUCAN FEEDING ECOLOGY AND LOCAL ABUNDANCE IN A HABITAT MOSAIC IN THE BRAZILIAN CERRADO, José Ragusa-Netto, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 19: 345–359, 2008 8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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