Eperua campestris (Ducke) Ducke
Eperua oleifera is a small to large, evergreen tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of resin. The tree is a commercial source of resin for use in varnishes[
S. America - Brazil.
Scattered in non-inundated forests along the Rio Madeira and smaller streamlet in southern Amazonia, mostly on clay soils[
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This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
The brownish oil extracted from the is employed medicinally for rubbing on painful or rheumatic joints[
A resin obtained from the stems is used in the manufacture of paints and varnishes[
A brownish oil extracted from the bark is valued in sealing cracks or splits in dugout canoes[
]. The oil is very aromatic but has a rather disagreeable odour[
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