Barnebya dispar is a semideciduous tree with an open, irregular crown; it can grow 5 - 12 metres tall. The short bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter. The branches sometimes adopt a more climbing or scrambling habit[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. With its showy flowering display and small size, the tree is suitable for use as an ornamental[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Semideciduous forests, usually growing near rivers[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Requires a moist soil[
Even when small the plant has a slow rate of growth[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, hard, with a moderate resistance to the attacks of insects. Because of its small size the wood is only used for purposes such as agricultural tools[
The wood is 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 more than 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 20 days[
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