Strychnos longisepala Krukoff
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed (Fig I only)
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 6(1): fasicle 45, t. 80 (1868)
Strychnos poeppigii is a tree with a flat crown; it can grow up to 6 metres tall. The bole is straight and slender[
The wood is sometimes used locally.
S. America - Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela.
An understorey tree in dense fores at elevations around 135 metrest[
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The dark brown heartwood is present only in a thin layer; it is demarcated from the sapwood that is a dark violet or pale brown, becoming light brown when exposed to air and often with a grayish cast. It is medium-textured, straight-grained, odourless and tasteless. The wood is rather heavy, strong, fairly tough and probably durable. It is not difficult to work and takes a dull finish[
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