Licania hypargyrea Malme
Licania parviflora submembranacea Maguire
Licania kunthiana is an evergreen tree with a dense, rounded crown; it can grow 10 - 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 35 - 45cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana; C. America - Costa Rica.
Humid rainforests and gallery forests, mainly found in secondary formations[
]. Non-flooded forest, riverine forest, savannah, or secondary forest[
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Requires a sunny position[
The plant has a moderate rate of growth[
A natural pioneer species within its native range, it can be used in reforestation projects[
The wood is of medium texture, irregular-grained, heavy, very strong, durable, with good resistance to wood eating organisms[
]. It is used in general construction and for external use[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A very low germination rate can be expected, with the seed taking a long time to sprout[
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