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Banara arguta is a semideciduous tree with a low, dense, globose crown; it can grow 4 - 8 metres tall. The short bole often has branches at its base, it can be 20 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. It can be grown as a pioneer species for restoring native woodland.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru.
Forests, especially those subject to seasonal inundation, often growing near rivers and favouring sandy soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Tolerant of the soil being seasonally inundated[
The tree is fast-growing when young[
The plant has medicinal properties[
A fast-growing tree that provides food for the native fauna, it can be used as a pioneer plant when restoring native woodland in areas subject to seasonal inundation[
The wood is fine-textured, cross-grained, moderately heavy, hard, with poor mechanical properties and not durable. It is only used locally for making boxes and crates, and also in rural construction[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of less than 40% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 20 days[
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