Carapa is a genus in the mahogany family Meliaceae. The c. 25 species become medium-sized to large trees to 30 m tall, occurring in tropical South America and Africa; common names for include Andiroba and Crabwood.
is important, and oil is produced from the seeds
. The name andiroba
is from Nheengatu nhandi rob
, meaning "bitter oil". Carapa guianensis
produces seeds whose oil is similar in properties to neem oil