Hirtella apetala E.Mey.
Licania affinis Kuntze
Licania aperta Benth
Licania caracasana Klotzsch ex Hook.f.
Licania dahlgrenii Standl.
Licania floribunda Benth.
Licania hylaea Cuatrec.
Licania kuntzeana Urb.
Licania pendula Benth.
Licania pubiflora Benth.
Moquilea floribunda (Benth.) Hook.f.
Moquilea kuntzeana (Urb.) R.O.Williams
Moquilea orinocensis Rusby
Moquilea pendula (Benth.) Hook.f.
Licania apetala is a tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall[
]. The bole can be 40cm or more in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, north to Trinidad in the Caribbean.
Rainforests and savannahs[
]. Gallery forest, periodically flooded forest, river margins, savannah margins, and open river beaches on sandy soil[
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Often found on sandy soils in the wild[
The bark is burned, and the ashes are mixed with clay for making pots[
The wood is strong[
]. It is used for general construction and carpentry[
We have no more specific information on the qualities of this wood, the following is the general description for the genus:-
The wood is a pale or pinkish brown with a greyish tinge, sometimes darkening on exposure, and with long, broad, prominent, dark reddish brown gum streaks[
]. Straight-grained; medium or coarse-textured; when seasoned it is odourless and tasteless. The wood is heavy, hard, strong, and durable. It is easy to split and takes a smooth, fairly lustrous polish[
]. It should be suitable for heavy construction[
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