Vochysia obscura

plantation: La Pedregosa, Colombia


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Life expectancy: 50 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 440 Kg
Height: 30 m


Vochysia obscura is a large flowering tree. Upright growth that bursts into beautiful yellow flowers during the dry season. It likes to grow in groups and is one of the most easily recognizable native tree species in the Orinoco Basin. This hardwood found a number of uses of crafts, instruments, furniture, etc. construction, partly thanks to its maneuverability. Its straight stem promises a future as a plantation tree, despite its growth. its preference for low areas. Birds from the jay family like to nest in its crown.
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Usefulness of the tree

Wood for construction
Carpentry wood
Folkloric importance

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