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Anacardium excelsum

espavé, jabillo, cornezuelo

Family

Anacardiaceae

Native to

native to Panamá

Type

tree

Height

tall (20 m/65 ft or more)

Height (m)

20 - 40

Speed of Growth

fast

Deciduous/Evergreen

semi-deciduous

Flower Color

green

Flowering Time

February, March, April, May

Fruiting Time

February, March, April, May

Sun/Shade Required To Establish

sun

Edible / Medicinal

Edible leaves, roots, seeds, bark or flowers, Medicinal

Other Uses

handicrafts, timber

Wildlife Attracted

bats, bees, monkeys

Reforestation Type

riparian restoration

Ecosystem Services

erosion control

Ease of Propagation

easy

Best Method of Propagation

seed

Tips for Cultivation

It is recommended to inoculate the roots with soil from the forest. The sapling requires about 3 months in the nursery to reach a size suitable to be transplanted onto the field.

Precautions

Toxic sap.