Quararibea turbinata is an evergreen tree ; it can grow up to 6 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 15cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of a low-quality wood.
S. America - Brazil, the Guyanas; Caribbean - Windward Islands to Dominican Republic.
An understorey tree in the deep shade of moist forests along the coast and in limestone areas[
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The wood-ashes are mixed with the leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and then macerated in a small amount of water and eau-de-Cologne - they are then used to reinforce the narcotic effect of tobacco[
The whitish sapwood is hard. The wood is used for goad sticks. Because of the peculiar branching, small stems could serve as hatracks[
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