Banara laxiflora Benth.
Hasseltia laxiflora (Benth.) Eichler
Hasseltia micrantha L.O.Williams
Hasseltia peruviana Pilg.
Hasseltia pubescens Benth.
Hasseltia rigida Woodson ex A.Robyns
Hasseltia tomentulosa Cuatrec.
Hasseltia floribunda is a shrub or a small tree with a pyramidal or flat crown; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The bole is short, often branching from near the ground[
The tree is little utilized, except occasionally for fuel[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana; C. America - Panama to Guatemala,
Dense primary forest, more commonly in more open secondary formations, forest edges and roadsides[
]. Dry loam in old clearings, sometimes forming undergrowth in moderately dense forest free from periodical inundations, to 1,400 metres[
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The wood is a uniform creamy yellow with little or no distinction between the thin band of sapwood and the heartwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interwoven; free of odour and taste. The wood is light to medium in weight; very hard; strong; tough; not very durable, being susceptible to insect attacks. It is easy to cut; takes a very smooth finish[
The wood is sometimes used for fuel[
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