The report in [
] labels this plant as Rinorea viridiflora Rusby. There is no such species - Rinorea viridiflora (Tul.) Baill., is a species endemic to Madagascar. We have therefore assumed a simple typographical error has been made and that the plant referred to is actually Rinorea viridifolia Rusby[
Rinorea gracilis Rusby
Rinorea juruana Ule
Rinorea viridifolia is a much-branched shrub or a small tree.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and musical instruments. It is possibly also cultivaed as a hedge plant in ornamental gardens[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia; C. America - Panama.
An understorey tree in dense, primary forest[
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The plant is said to be grown as a hedge, but it is not used this way aboriginally[
The leaves are bound together to make shaman's rattle for curing ceremony[
The trunk of this tree is used as poles for fences[
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