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Useful Tropical Plants

Agarista chapadensis

(Kin.-Gouv.) Judd

Ericaceae

+ Synonyms

Leucothoe chapadensis Kin.-Gouv.

Common Name:

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General Information

Agarista chapadensis is an evergreen shrub or small tree with an irregular, sparse, open crown; it can grow up to 6 metres tall. The short, crooked bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter with a thick, corky bark[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
,
761
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 65.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1984
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical magazine containing various articles, including a treatment of the American species of Agarista. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of wood and a cork substitute.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

761
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 65.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1984
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical magazine containing various articles, including a treatment of the American species of Agarista. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - central and eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Rocky grasslands, always on well-drained, rocky sites[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Savannah, woodland savannah and moist woods by streams, on sandy or rocky soils, at elevations from 1,000 - 1,600 metres[
761
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 65.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1984
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical magazine containing various articles, including a treatment of the American species of Agarista. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in a sunny position[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Prefers a well-drained soil[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Plants usually grow in acid soils in the wild[
761
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 65.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1984
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical magazine containing various articles, including a treatment of the American species of Agarista. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
Plants are slow-growing, even when young[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
Plants can resprout freely from the base if they are burned or cut down[
761
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 65.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1984
ISBN
0004-2625
Description
A botanical magazine containing various articles, including a treatment of the American species of Agarista. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark can be used as a substitute for cork[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

The wood is medium-textured, irregular-grained, heavy. It is generally of too small a size to be used for anything other than as fuel and to make charcoal[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Sow the seed on the surface of the soil and gently firm into the soil - be careful not to wash the seed away when watering. A germination rate of less than 20% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 70 days[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
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