Collection Details

Species: Diploon cuspidatum

Sapotaceae Diploon cuspidatum
J. Huinga , Ethan Householder, Angel Balarezo Mozambite 34

Collection Date: 15 October 2008
Determined By: J. E. Householder
Determination Date: 12 January 2011
Institution: BRIT-Peru


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Careterra Cusco Km 37.5 - Comunidad Mercedes. One km behind 'chacra' of Efrain Quispe.

Locality Site Specific: One km behind 'chacra' of Efrain Quispe.

DD Latitude: -12.7053

DD Longitude: -69.4729

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 200-250 m


Habitat Description: Terrace escarpment with steep slopes. Previously logged, thin forest buffer about 400m wide between 10-yr old 'purma' and swamp habitat.

Soil Description: Soils clayey, reddish, well drained.

Habitat: Terra Firme Forest

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Tree. Very dark bark, flaking into small flakes. White latex. Morphospecies name: Sapo 10.

Min. Height: 15 m

Min. DBH: 15.6 cm

Habit: Tree

Other Data

Project: Flora of Madre de Dios

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen