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Virola elongata (syn. Virola theiodora ) is a species of tree in the Myristicaceae family. The tree is native to Panama, Guyana, Brazil (Acre (state), Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia and Roraima), Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.[1] It is also found in Suriname.[1] Virola elongata is thin and 7.5 to 23m tall,[2] sometimes 30m tall.[1]

The trunk is about 43 cm in diameter, cylindrical and has smooth brown and gray bark.[2] The fruit is ellipsoidal to subglobular, 11-20 mm long, 10-15 mm in diameter and comes in groups of 40.[1] The tree is found in evergreen forests and in scrub up to 800 m in altitude.[1]

The Yanomami people use the bark sap as an entheogen, but also as an arrow poison.[3]

Virola elongata is active against Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus aureus.[4]

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