Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Peru Common Name
Roble amarillo, Laurel, Jigua baboso, Jigua laurel, Jigua negro, Jigua pava, Guacharaco morruco
Average Leaf Size (cm)
Elevational Range (m)
Native to Peru
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Beneficial to coffee
Not Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Planted by seed in a nursery and has a low incidence of pests.
Tree Benefits and Uses
The trunk is used in the construction of housing.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
Coffee Shade: provides medium to dense shade
The fruits are food for birds, monkeys and rodents. It provides fruits that are preferred by toucans and turkeys mainly. They retain insects in flowers, leaves and bark that are consumed by insectivorous birds.