About this object

This tree belongs to the same family as Mahogany and its’ timber is also used to make furniture. Oil produced from the seeds, is both medicinal and is also used as a mosquito repellent and to treat wood against insect attacks.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    LIV.2015.58.8
  • Scientific name
    Carapa guianensis
  • Classification
    Meliaceae
  • Common name
    Carapa
  • Collector
    Sooklal, Harris; Baksh-Comeau, Y S; Ostapkowicz, Joanna
  • Date collected
    2015-06-22
  • Place collected
    Americas: The Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad: Pitch Lake
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Presented by Joanna Ostapkowicz, 2015
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Site Number: 6; Sample Number: 8; Systematic Number: 262
Object view = Natural Science
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