What are the plants of Panama?
"Travelers Palm", "BreadFruit" and "Pisbaes" http://www.zonianlady.com/panamaplantsflowers/panamaplantsflowers.html There are timber trees such as Calophyllum longifolium ("María"), Manilkara sp. ("níspero") and Podocarpus cf. oleifolius ("pino demontaña"). Occasionally, the leaves and stalks of Socratea durissima (S. exorrhiza) and Colpothrinax cookii ("palma escoba") are used to make huts. Uses of the endemic plants are unknown. Some species, e.g. in Rauvolfia, Cephaelis and Hamelia, have been investigated for their chemical and pharmacological properties.