Vouacapoua americana

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Vouacapoua americana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Vouacapoua
Species: V. americana
Binomial name
Vouacapoua americana
Vouacapoua americana - MHNT

Vouacapoua americana (wacapou or acapu[2]) is a species of tree in the legume family (Fabaceae). The timber is used in heavy construction and carpentry.[2]


Vouacapoua americana is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.[1] It is threatened by over exploitation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Varty, N. & Guadagnin, D.L. (1998). "Vouacapoua americana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Chudnoff, Martin (1984). Tropical Timbers of the World (PDF). Ag. Handbook No. 607. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 13 July 2013.