Caopia japurensis (Reichardt) Kuntze
Vismia japurensis is a shrub or tree with a spreading crown growing up to 13 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam.
Savannah and secondary forest[
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A plant of the moist tropics, found mainly in lowland areas but extending to elevations above 1,000 metres.
A latex obtained from the plant is antifungal[
]. It is used for treating ringworm and is also vigorously applied around the genital area to cure herpes[
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, plants in this genus usually have a reddish to dark brown heartwood with a pinkish brown sapwood that often has a greyish cast, The wood is medium to fairly coarse textured; moderately light to medium in weight; inclined to be fibrous; brittle; easy to work; takes a fairly lustrous or lustrous finish; and is moderately durable[
]. Because of its generally small size and low quality, it is only used locally - sometimes as a timber but more commonly for fuel[
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