Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Peru Common Name
Cachimbo, Papelillo caspi, Cachimbo caspi
Average Leaf Size (cm)
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Beneficial to coffee
Not Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Seeds are dispersed naturally by animals and they can be planted in nursery. It has a low incidence of pests.
Tree Benefits and Uses
It is used for construction, furniture manufacturing, and as a replacement for mahogany to build ships. Some Indigenous groups of Peru and Bolivia make shirts with the fiber, which are dyed red and other colors.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
Coffee Shade: provides a sparse to medium shade
Its capsule-shaped nuts can harbor insects that are consumed by insectivorous birds.