Astronium macrocalyx Engl.
Myracrodruon concinnum (Schott) Engl.
Astronium concinnum is an evergreen tree with a large, dense crown; it can grow 30 - 40 metres tall. The bole can be 90 - 140cm in diameter, usually with large prop roots at the base[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its excellent quality wood which is traded. It furnishes an excellent shade and could be grown for landscaping and planting in large gardens and parks[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest where it is found as a canopy tree in dense primary forest, favouring clayey soils on mountain slopes[
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Prefers a clayey soil[
The wood is medium-textured, irregular to diagonal-grained, very heavy, hard to cut, very durable even when exposed, and very resistant to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. It is used to make fine furniture, ornamental lathe work, door and window frames, wood flooring blocks and boards, wainscoting and various outdoor applications[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate in excess of 70% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 15 - 25 days[
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