Neea parviflora is a shrub or small tree growing 3 - 7.5 metres tall[
The leaves are gathered from the wild and used locally to preserve the teeth.
Northwestern S. America - central and northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador.
Forming undergrowth in dense forests at elevations up to 135 metres in Peru[
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A plant of the moist tropics, found at elevations up to 1,600 metres but more commonly below 500 metres.
Parts of the plant are chewed as a dental preservative[
]. It imparts a black stain to the teeth[
The leaves are chewed by the local people, making their teeth black but preserving them[
The pale brown wood has occasional darker brown bands[
]. Raphides very common in the strands of included phloem[
]. It is not generally used.
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