Amaioua fagifolia Desf.
Amaioua peruviana Desf.
Hexactina corymbosa (Kunth) Willd. ex Schult.f.
Mussaenda glomerulata Lam. ex Poir.
Rondeletia glomerulata (Lam. ex Poir.) Spreng.
Amaioua corymbosa is a tree with a scant, irregular crown; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The bole is around 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Mexico; Caribbean - Trinidad, Cuba.
Prefers deciduous, semi-dry forests and the edges of savannahs; at low elevations in Panama[
]. Found in wet forests at or near sea level in Guatemala[
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The bark is said to have the odour of pea pods[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The heartwood is a light brown; the sapwood nearly white. The wood is fine-textured; exceedingly close-grained; hard, heavy, tough, easily splitting, and taking an excellent polish. The wood is used in local house construction[
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