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Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood

Carapa guianensis

Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Flood tolerant

Andiroba oil is well known in Brazil and widely employed to heal many skin conditions and as a natural insect repellant. The oil is also used in Brazil as a furniture polish that is thought to protect wooden furniture from termites and other wood-chewing insects.

Andiroba wood is soft, yet durable, and much sought by sawmills.



Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/carapa_guianensis.htm