Licania elata (Pilg.) Pilg.
Licania pallida Britton
Moquilea elata Pilg.
Licania brittoniana is a tree with a moderately round crown; it can grow up to 32 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole has buttresses up to 90cm tall; it can be unbranched for up to 15 metres and around 75cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of the timber and resin. The wood is also harvested commercially and exported.
S. America - northern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
Dense forests that are free from seasonal inundations, at elevations up to 135 metres[
]. Non-flooded and periodically flooded forest[
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When cut, the inner bark exudes an abundance of an insipid, dark reddish brown resin[
The heartwood is a dark reddish brown; the sapwood a light brown, 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 slightly bitter to taste. The wood is moderately heavy, hard, firm, strong, and durable. It is fairly easy to work, splits easily and takes a smooth, fairly lustrous polish[
]. It is little used at present, but should be suitable for heavy construction[
The wood is used for fuel[
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