Iryanthera dialyandra Ducke
Myristica macrophylla Spruce ex Benth.
Palala macrophylla (Benth.) Kuntze
Iryanthera macrophylla is a tree with a conical or rounded crown; it can grow 9 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 22 - 60cm in diameter, and clear of limbs up to four-fifths its height[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.
Widely scattered, but not common; in dense forest growth free from seasonal inundations at elevations around 100 - 150 metres[
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The fruit is in clusters attached to the branches[
Bark grayish or dark reddish brown, fairly smooth, with short, low, vertical fissures, or scaly, and exudes a fair amount of thin, astringent, pale brown resin[
The heartwood is a deep, pinkish-brown; it is often not very clearly demarcated from the wide band of yellowish-brown sapwood which has occasional darker brown streaks. The texture is fine to medium; the grain mostly straight; lustre is medium to fairly high; without distinctive odour or taste. The wood is of medium weight to heavy and compact. It can be air-dried with little or only moderate difficulty; slight to moderate checking and warp may develop. All of the species in this genus have very good machining properties and produce smooth surfaces on the normally straight-grained material, though this species can saw slightly woolly. The wood is easily peeled for veneer. It is used for purposes such as millwork, turnery, furniture, boxes and crates, veneer and plywood, general construction, fiberboard, and particleboard[
The wood is used for fuel[
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