The correct name of this species is not agreed by all botanists. We are following the treatment in the online 'Flora Do Brasil', however Pterygota brasiliensis Allemão, is used in some other publications[
Pterygota brasiliensis Allemão
Basiloxylon brasiliensis is an evergreen tree with a dense, ellipsoid crown; it can grow 20 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter with large prop roots[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood. It can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland and is a very exuberant plant that can be used in landscaping in parks and large gardens[
S. America - eastern Brazil, Peru.
Atlantic rainforest, favouring the more open primary formations as well as secondary growth areas, but usually avoiding the densest forest; usually found at elevations below 400 metres[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions in the wild[
A fast-growing tree, able to reach a height of 2 - 4 metres within 2 years from seed[
A fast-growing tree able to grow in full sun and tolerant of various soil conditions, it can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland[
The wood is light in weight, compact, with excellent mechanical properties, with low durability if exposed. It can be used for internal work such as ceilings and dividers; also for making boxes and paper pulp[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A high germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 30 days[
]. The seedlings grow away quickly and they should be ready to plant out less than 6 months later[
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