Acrodiclidium camara R.H.Schomb.
Misanteca camara (R.H.Schomb.) Lundell
Licaria camara is a tree
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood, the wood is also traded.
Northern S. America - French Guiana, Guyana.
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The fruits, known as 'Ackawai Nutmegs', are antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative and excitant[
]. An infusion is used to treat colic, dysentery and diarrhoea[
The wood is aromatic and bitter[
The wood is used for general carpentry[
We have no more information on the wood of this species. However, a general description of the wood in this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is orange or brown-yellow when freshly cut, darkening on exposure to yellowish-brown or coffee-brown and sometimes with a tinge of red or violet; the sapwood is light yellowish-brown. The texture is fine to medium; grain straight to slightly interlocked; lustre moderate; there is a fragrant odour from the fresh wood, most of which is lost on drying. The wood has an excellent resistance to both brown-rot and white-rot fungi; it is also rated very high resistance to dry-wood termites, but there is little resistance to attack by marine borers. Air seasoning characteristics are variable depending upon the source and the species, ranging from easy to season to moderately difficult; warp is slight but checking can be severe. The high density material is difficult to work but cuts smoothly; it tends to splinter in boring; it requires care in gluing; takes an excellent finish. The wood is used for making furniture, turnery, boat building, heavy construction, and parquet flooring[
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