The CFI has collected seed of 13 provenances of Liquidambar styraciflua L. in Mexico and Central America. Background information is given on the taxonomy, ecology, silviculture and utilisation of the species. Its potential and limitations for tropical plantation are outlined. Site details are presented for all provenances and seed availability for the establishment of an International Provenance Trial is discussed.
McCarter, P.S.; Hughes, C.E. Liquidambar styraciflua L. - a species of potential for the tropics. Commonwealth Forestry Review (1984) 63 (3) 207-216.