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Description: Aspidosperma megalocarpon Müll. Arg., Costa Rica, G. Herrera 4190, FCurrent Determination: Aspidosperma megalocarpon Müll. Arg.Family: ApocynaceaeCoordinates: 8.525 -83.4792Elevation: 500Habitat/Microhabitat: in farmlandCollector(s): G. HerreraCollection Date: 1 September 1990Description: Uses: Maderable, melífera (nectarífera) (Arellano et al. 2003:33). Wood for foundation beams, house construction (Atran 1993:Table 2). Common names: Peech ma'ax, peech nox, peel ma'ax [Barrera, 1976] (Arellano et al. 2003:33). Chak malerio, pechma'ax (Atran 1993:Table 2). Malady blanco, peexmaax (Balick et al. 2000:121).Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyCatalog Project: Mesoamerican EthnobotanyEMu IRN: 2114656OccurenceID: 80d24de0-1304-4a6d-b33f-8310fe7784a0
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