Cynometra microflora R.S.Cowan
Cynometra bauhiniifolia is a large shrub or a tree usually growing from 6 - 18 metres tall, occasionally reaching 25 metres. The bole can be 50cm in diameter.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - northern Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica
Rain forests, inundated forests, river banks, often overhanging water[
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The tree flowers and produces fruit several times a year.
The heartwood is reddish-brown; the sapwood is pink. The wood is soft, light in weight, compact, elastic. It has a tendency to split when drying[
]. Whilst not considered to be a top quality timber, it is used in general carpentry and for making small articles[
The wood makes a good fuel[
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