Couepia ulei is a shrub or a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The fairly straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 35cm in diameter and unbranched for 3 - 10 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.
Lowland forests, sometimes growing in humid loam close to streams, but more often in flood-free areas[
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The plant flowers and produces fruit all year round[
The heartwood is dark reddish brown; the sapwood purplish or pale brown with a greyish cast. The wood is moderately heavy to heavy, dense, hard, and appears to be durable. Resilient and easy to work, it takes a smooth finish with a moderate lustre. The wood is esteemed locally for carpentry[
The wood makes a good fuel[
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