Licania cuprea is a tree growing up to 27 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Northern S. America - Guyana.
Savannah forests on white sands[
]. Wallaba forest and savannah margins[
A decoction of the bark is used in the treatment of tuberculosis[
We have no 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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