Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina

Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina
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A. c. var. colubrina
Trinomial name
Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina
Synonyms
  • Piptadenia colubrina (Vell.) Benth.[1]

Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina is a tree native to Argentina and Brazil.[1] Common names for it include Angico, Angico-brabo-liso, Angico-cambui, Angico-coco, Angico-escuro, Angico-liso, Angico-vermelho, Aperta-ruao and Cambui-angico.[2]

Growth[edit]

Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina normally grows to a height of about 10–20 m, but occasionally it will be seen up to 30 m tall. It can be found growing at an altitude of 100–1200 m in areas with 1200–2000 mm/year annual rainfall.[3]

The tree's bark has a thickness of about 4–10 mm. The outside surface is nearly smooth. It is gray, black speckled and resembles snake skin, after which it was once given a scientific designation.

Uses[edit]

The wood is hard to very hard and it has a density of 0.80-1.10 g/cm³.[3] It is used for firewood, charcoal,[3] floors, beams, posts, stakes, boat construction and general construction.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Piptadenia colubrina - ILDIS LegumeWeb". www.ildis.org. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  2. ^ a b Anadenanthera colubrina colubrina Archived December 23, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c FAO