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Economic Significance
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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.

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

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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