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.
  • Scientific name
    Carapa guianensis
  • Classification
  • Common name
  • Collector
    Mungalsingh, Jason; Baksh-Comeau, Y S; Manaure, K; Ostapkowicz, Joanna
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Americas: The Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Presented by Joanna Ostapkowicz, 2015
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Sample Number: 72; Site Number: 57; Systematic Number: 262
Object view = Natural Science
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