This taxon is not universally accepted. The World Checklist of Flowering Plant Families (in review 2013) has treated it as a synonym of Allophylus laevigatus (Turcz.) Radlk.[
Allophylus petiolulatus is a semideciduous tree, often multi-stemmed, with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 3 - 6 metres tall. The short bole can be 10 - 20cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
Atlantic rainforest, mainly in the dense, primary formations; favouring wetter soils on plains, floodplains and gentle slopes[
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Succeeds in full sun to fairly dense, dappled shade[
]. Prefers a moist to wet soil[
]. Tolerant of seasonal inundation of the soil[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, easy to cut, with a low resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is only used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of 20 - 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 80 - 100 days[
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