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Copaifera is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae.

Copaifera
Copaifera officinalis - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-047.jpg
Copaifera officinalis
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Copaifera

Genera

Several, see text

Synonyms
  • Copaiba Mill.
  • Copaiva Jacq.
  • Pseudosindora Symington

The scientific name means "copal-bearer" (or more accurately, copaiba-bearer), since economically important resins and essential oils can be acquired from them. They are also important for production of biodiesel and wood, especially Copaifera langsdorffii. Other species are threatened, mainly by deforestation.

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