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Anacardium excelsum(Bertero & Balb. ex Kunth) SkeelsAnacardium excelsum
Common Name: Espavé, javillo, cornezuelo, caracoli

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
TracheophytaMagnoliopsidaSapindalesAnacardiaceaeAnacardiumexcelsum
Habitat
Common in woods surrounding rivers, running along the riverside.

Characteristics
Tree that reaches from 20 to 40 m in height. Its leaves are simple and alternate, grouped in the terminal extremities of the branches. Flowers green or yellowish.

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByRichard Condit & Rolando Perez
LocalityMainland

ObservationsThe wood is used in making boats, paddles, common furniture and such. The seeds are edible when roasted, but toxic when crude due to a flammable oil called cardol which they contain.

Compiled by
Rebecca Rissanen; Miryam Venegas
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Anacardium excelsum
Anacardium excelsum
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Reference
Richard Condit & Rolando Perez

www.ctfs.si.edu
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