Bathysa meridionalis L.B.Sm. & Downs
Cinchona australis (A.St.-Hil.) Brign.
Elaeagia glomiflora Standl.
Exostema australe A.St.-Hil.
Voigtia australis (A.St.-Hil.) Klotzsch
Bathysa australis is an evergreen tree with an elongate, very characteristic crown; it can grow 5 - 8 metres tall. The straight and more or less cylindrical bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
An understorey tree of dense primary forests in the Atlantic rainforest; favouring moist fertile soils in valley bottoms and on lower slopes[
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Prefers a position in the dappled to low light levels of the forest understorey[
]. Grows best in a moist, fertile soil[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, with moderate mechanical properties and low durability. Because of its small size it is only used for purposes such as scaffold stakes and in rustic constructions[
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. The seed is very small and should be surface-sown on the seedbed then gently watered into the soil, being careful not to wash it away. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 120 - 150 days[
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