Licania arachnites Standl.
Licania parvifolia is an evergreen tree with a dense, wide, low crown; it can grow 5 - 7 metres tall. The lower branches often touch the ground. The short bole is 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The wood is sometimes used locally.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana.
Forests along rivers, most commonly in secondary formations on level land, also in open areas of low, savannahs, usually found in sandy soils rich in humus[
]. Open riverine localities, especially river banks and islands[
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Requires a sunny position[
]. Tolerant of seasonal inundation of the soil[
The wood is of medium texture, straight-grained, moderately heavy, with moderate mechanical properties and of little natural durability[
]. The wood is used locally for low quality items such as rural work and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 35 - 56 days[
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