Xylopia peruviana is an evergreen, straggling shrub or tree that branches from near the base. It grows from 3.5 - 4.5 metres tall with a dense, spreading crown[
The tree is sometimes used locally, being harvested from the wild for its timber.
S. America - Bolivia, Peru.
An uncommon plant, forming the understory in dense, flood-free forests at elevations around 450 metres[
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The heartwood is medium greyish brown; the sapwood pale yellow with greyish streaks and turning to pale yellowish brown upon exposure. The wood is straight or fairly straight-grained; fine-textured; growth rings are present; it has no distinctive odour, but is slightly astringent to taste. It is heavy, hard, and compact; probably durable; takes a smooth, but rather dull finish[
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