Popular name: Copaíba or diesel tree
Scientific name: Copaifera langsdorffii
Reaching up to 30 meters high, the copaíba’s fruits are edible for birds. The wood can be used in cabinetry, as well as in civil and naval construction.
Extracted directly from the trunk, the copaíba’s oil-resin is used as fuel for diesel engines and broadly used in popular medicine. It can also be employed in the production of honey, afforestation of cities, and reforestation.