There must be some doubts over the records from 'Illustrated Booklet of 25 Forest Species of Putumayo, Colombia'[
]. It describes this species as coming from the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon, but other reports say that the plant is endemic to Brazil, growing in the Amazon and savannah lands. However, although we have no other records regarding the wood of this species, it is very likely to be similar to, and have the same uses as, many other members of the genus (which are often traded as 'mandioqueira' wood)[
Qualea ingens is a tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 20 metres and up to 80cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
S. America - northern Brazil.
Dense primary rain forest in areas not subject to inundation, favouring clayey soils[
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The flowers are attractive to bees[
The wood is used for beams, boards, flooring, bodywork, furniture etc[
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