Hirtella canomensis (Mart.) Spreng.
Moquilea canomensis Mart.
Parinari pilosa Standl.
Couepia canomensis is a shrub or small tree with a spreading crown, sometimes growing up to 14 metres tall but usually smaller. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40cm or more in diameter and unbranched for 3 - 7 metres[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.
In primary and secondary forest and clearings on non-flooded ground[
]. Attains its best development in open dry loam in rough pastures at elevations around 120 metres in Peru[
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The wood is pinkish to dark brown throughout, with no sharp distinction between the sap and heartwoods. It is straight, or fairly straight-grained; rather coarse textured; heavy; compact; hard; strong, but brittle and splintery; durable, and resistant to insect attacks. Odourless and tasteless, it is not easy to work. It is sometimes used in carpentry[
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