Copaifera is a globally important commodity for the resins and essential oils which can be derived from various species. Some species are needed for in biodiesel, while others (mostly C. langsdorffii) are important to lumber production. While some members of the genus are farmed commercially others are threatened by deforestation.
- Bennett, B.C. 2007. Chapter 3. Twenty-five Important Plant Families. B.C. Bennett, editor. UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. http://eolss.net.
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