This species is of dubius validity. The online Flora do Brasil 2012 records the name but says that the spesies is still unknown[
Aspidosperma compactinervium Kuhlm.
Aspidosperma pruinosum Markgr.
Aspidosperma eburneum is an evergreen tree growing around 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its high quality timber.
The freshly cut wood and sap of Aspidosperma species causes irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, with general malaise[
The sawdust, on contact with abraded skin, produces local burning and a vesicular eruption with general symptoms of muscular weakness and cramps, sweating, dryness of the mouth, and faintness[
Once the wood is thoroughly dry it loses its toxicity unless polishes or dyes in organic solvents are used on it[
S. America - Brazil.
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This wood is of the brightest yellow satinwood colour, and has an exceptionally close and smooth compact grain. It very closely resembles West Indian satinwood (Xanthoxylum), except that the grain is closer and finer. It would provide an excellent substitute for the latter[
]. It is highly prized for cabinet work, mathematical scales, and for engraving purposes[
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