Debraea violacea (Mart.) Mart. & Zucc. ex Steud.
Ditmaria violacea (Mart.) Spreng.
Erisma violaceum Mart.
Qualea calcarata Link
Erisma calcaratum is a tree.
The seeds are harvested in quantity for local industrial use and to make candles and soap. The tree is adorned with abundant, beautiful, violet-blue flowers in the dry season or beginning of the cool season[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.
]. Moist lowlands[
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The fruits are oily and resolutive[
]. They are used to treat skin infections, dermatoses, fever, malaria[
The seeds are the source of 'Jaboty butter' or 'Jaboty tallow'[
]. This is used for making candles and soap[
]. The seed is collected for industrial use[
]. The fruit, rather suggesting a pipe, is 4 - 6cm long, 2 - 3cm thick, ligneous, glabrous, with one seed 3 - 5 cm. long, 15 - 20mm thick[
The soft, coarse, dirty white wood is without value[
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