Unca (Myrcianthes oreophyla)Unca (Myrcianthes oreophyla)

Unca (Myrcianthes oreophyla)

This tree of 15 meters height, whose wood is rather white and very hard, was used by the Incas for the manufacture of their ceremonial vases: the Keros. The white flowers are used in an ornamental way and to prepare diuretic decoctions. 

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