A recent publication 'Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia.' by Jørgensen, P. M., M. Nee & S. G. Beck. (eds.) 2012. treats this species as a synonym of Connarus punctatus Planch.[
Connarus confertiflorus Baker
Omphalobium patrisii DC.
Line drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 14(2): fasicle 54, t. 45 (1871)
Connarus patrisii is a tall shrub or a small tree with a wide-spreading crown; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is slender, and unbranched for about 2 metres[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Amongst low trees and shrubs along hill slopes, favouring sandy loam soils at elevations up to 480 metres[
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The seeds have been recommended as an aid for recovering strength after illness[
The wood is pale brown when fresh, turning to deep pinkish or red-dish brown upon exposure; the sapwood is pinkish brown. It is straight-grained; fairly fine to medium-textured; odourless, but slightly bitter when freshly cut. The wood is rather heavy; not difficult to work, takes a smooth polish; durable, but often damaged by insects[
]. No uses are recorded[
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