Nectandra gentlei Lundell
Nectandra membranacea cuspidata (Nees & Mart.) Rohwer
Nectandra olivacea Lasser
Nectandra pichurim (Kunth) Mez
Nectandra cuspidata is an evergreen tree that can grow 5 - 30 metres tall. The bole has small, linear roots at the base[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 9 metres long and 35cm wide[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam; C. America - Panama to Mexico.
Wet or very humid forests, mainly in the more open, secondary formations, favouring sunny places on forest margins; at low to medium elevations[
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The wood is a uniform greenish or yellowish colour with no apparent distinction between heartwood and sapwood. Lustrous, with no apparent smell or taste once seasoned. It is light in weight, soft, with poor durability. The wood is easy to work; it planes and turns easily but badly; it polishes well; takes nails well but does not hold them[
] It is used in local construction, for fence posts and tool handles[
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