Clusia hoffmannseggiana Schltdl.
Clusia palmicida is a shrub or small tree growing up to 7 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as an incense and source of medicines.
Western and Northern S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and the Guyanas.
Found at elevations from sea level to 500 metres in Ecuador.
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This species is unique in that it belongs to the only genus of plants capable of absorbing carbon dioxide during the night[
An exudate of the plant is used for the treatment of botfly larvae[
The aerial roots are used in the treatment of impotence and for back pain[
The bark is boiled with water and drunk as an antidysenteric[
An incense obtained from the plant is used in churches[
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