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Especies para reforestación en Nicaragua (Species for Reforestation in Nicaragua)

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Herrera Alegría, Z. & Lanuza R., B. 1995, Especies para reforestación en Nicaragua, Ministerio del ambiente y recursos naturales (MARENA), Managua, Nicaragua.


  • Ministerio del ambiente y recursos naturales (MARENA), Nicaragua


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Species Info

  • Simarouba glauca
  • Swietenia macrophylla
  • Swietenia humilis
  • Carapa guianensis
  • Cedrela odorata
  • Albizia saman
  • Guazuma ulmifolia
  • Diphysa robinioides
  • Enterolobium cyclocarpum
  • Terminaia amazonia
  • Albizia saman
  • Erythrina spp.
  • Cordia alliodora
  • Leucaena leucocephala
  • Calycophyllum candidissimum
  • Caesalpina velutina
  • Gliricidia sepium
  • Virola koschnyi
  • Hyeronima alchorneoides
  • Brosimum alicastrum
  • Vochysia guatemalensis
  • Pinus caribaea
  • Pinus maximinoi
  • Pinus oocarpa
  • Pinus patula
  • Bombacopsis quinata (Paquira quinata)
  • Lysiloma spp.
  • Jatropha curcas
  • Inga spp.
  • Tabebuia rosea
  • Azadirachta indica (exotic)
  • Gmelina arborea (exotic)
  • Tectona grandis (exotic) 
  • Moringa oleifera (exotic)
  • Eucalyptus spp (exotic)
  • Senna siamea (exotic)
  • Casuarina equisetifolia (exotic)


  • This manual serves to provide information on multipurpose trees in Nicaragua.
  • First, descriptions of over 38 species highlight the distribution, environmental requirements, silviculture, management, seed collection, and uses of the trees.
  • Next, a section on plantation establishment provides information on the width of roads, definition of protected areas, improvement of the wood, soil preparation, weeding and herbiciding, fertilization, and fire protection needed to maintain a plantation.
  • Then, the authors provide information on the main diseases and infestations that affect certain trees in a plantation.
  • Finally, the authors group the species into use categories such as lumber, firewood, charcoal, paper, agroforestry, food for people or animals, and other groups.

Geographical Region

  • Southern Central America
  • Country

  • Nicaragua
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