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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. It is also found in Suriname. Virola elongata is thin and 7.5 to 23m tall, sometimes 30m tall.
The trunk is about 43 cm in diameter, cylindrical and has smooth brown and gray bark. The fruit is ellipsoidal to subglobular, 11-20 mm long, 10-15 mm in diameter and comes in groups of 40. The tree is found in evergreen forests and in scrub up to 800 m in altitude.
Virola elongata is active against Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus aureus.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Plantes et botanique :: Virola elongata". www.plantes-botanique.be. http://www.plantes-botanique.be/e1-Myristicaceae-Virola-elongata. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Lycaeum > Leda > Virola (Epena) from Plants of the Gods". leda.lycaeum.org. http://leda.lycaeum.org/?ID=16018. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- ↑ "Handbook of Medicinal Plants - Google Book Search". books.google.com. http://books.google.com/books?id=QN78GmmPGBQC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=%22virola+theiodora%22+plants+for+a+future&source=web&ots=S9ztYbhRVH&sig=dYOYQ027I4WpFsV6DxS9mJfdUQQ&hl=en. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- ↑ Antibacterial Activity of Brazilian Amazon Plant Extracts
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