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Ehretia anacua (knockaway; anacua)

Synonyms: Ehretia ciliata; Ehretia elliptica; Ehretia exasperata; Ehretia scabra; Gaza anacua

Wikipedia Abstract

Ehretia anacua is medium-sized tree found in eastern Mexico and southern Texas in the United States. It is a member of the borage family, Boraginaceae. One of its common names, anacua, is derived from the Mexican Spanish word anacahuite, as is that of the related Cordia boissieri, the anacahuita. That word in turn is derived from the Nahuatl words āmatl, meaning "paper," and quatitl, meaning "tree," possibly referring to the bark.
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Height [1]  16.4 feet (5 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  Wood - heavy, hard, not strong, close grained, difficult to split. Used for tool handles, yokes, axles, wheel spokes etc;
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Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale)[3]
Leptotila verreauxi (White-tipped Dove)[4]
Manduca rustica (Rustic Sphinx)[5]
Ortalis vetula (Plain Chachalaca)[6]

Range Map

North America;



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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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