Andriapetalum rubescens Pohl
Andriapetalum sprucei Meisn.
Panopsis acuminata (Meisn.) J.F.Macbr.
Panopsis cuaensis Steyerm.
Roupala yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr.
Panopsis rubescens is a straggly tree with a spreading crown growing up to 8 metres tall[
]. The bole is fairly round and about 12cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Aquatic, or in dense forest in the vicinity of streams at elevations up to 500 metres in Peru[
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The heartwood is yellowish, pinkish, or reddish brown, sometimes with short black streaks, and not sharply demarcated from the sapwood. It is odourless and tasteless; fairly straight-grained; medium- or moderately coarse-textured; of medium weight; harsh, rather fibrous, not easy to cut, and does not take a smooth finish[
]. It is very durable and the growth rings are apparently absent[
]. It is used locally for cabinet work and fancy articles[
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