Mayna laurina (C.Presl) Benth.
Oncoba laurina (C.Presl) Eichler
Lindackeria laurina is an evergreen shrub or a tree with a spreading or pyramidal crown; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is 10 - 25cm in diameter, often with small shoots emerging from its base[
S. America - Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama to Guatemala.
An understorey tree in the moe open areas of primary forest; forest edges and clearings; roadsides in Panama and Costa Rica[
]. Wet forest, at or little above sea level in Guatemala[
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Prefers a sunny position, tolerating light shade[
In the fresh state the foliage is very viscid and adheres to the fingers and to clothing[
The leaves have been used to treat snakebites[
The heartwood is light yellowish; the thick band of sapwood nearly white. The wood is very close-grained; hard; moderately heavy; more or less brittle. It takes a fairly good polish. Considered an excellent timber, but it is little used becuse it is rarely available in sufficient sizes[
The wood is used to make a very fine charcoal[
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