This name is not universally accepted. We are following the treatment in the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, but in the Flora do Brasil this species is seen as no more than a synonym for Simira rubra (Mart.) Steyerm.[
Arariba alba Mart.
Pinckneya viridiflora Allemão & Saldanha
Sickingia viridiflora (Allemão & Saldanha) K.Schum.
Simira viridiflora is a tree growing up to 25 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used locally. The bark has local medicinal uses and is probably the source of a dye that is used commercially.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
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The bark is febrifuge[
We have no specific information for this species, but the wood and the bark of many species in this genus yield a red dye that is used commercially[
The dirty-white to orange-yellow wood is used for general carpentry, floor boards, packing cases etc[
We have no more information for the wood from this species, but a general description of the wood from this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is rather dark brown, usually poorly developed; the sapwood usually becoming red, pink, or violet-rose throughout or more often variegated and often fading to yellowish-brown on the surface. The texture is rather fine and uniform; the grain straight to irregular; lustre is medium to low; the wood is odourless when dry, the taste slightly bitter. Based on a laboratory evaluation, the wood is reported to have moderate resistance to attack by decay fungi. Working properties are reported as good. The wood is used for purposes such as turnery, boxes and crates, interior trim, millwork, light construction[
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