Bocagea multiflora Mart.
Guatteria multiflora Poepp. ex Baill.
Bocageopsis multiflora is an evergreen tree with an open, globose crown; it can grow 8 - 12 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and wood. An ornamental tree, valued especially for the form of its crown and the beauty of its leaves; it can be used effectively in landscaping[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Rainforest in areas not subject to inundation, and in savannahs, favouring more open areas of secondary growth in well-drained sandy soils of high fertility[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
]. Requires a well-drained soil, growing best in a very fertile, sandy soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
A red resin is obtained from the wounded trunk[
]. No uses are mentioned[
A dark-coloured fibre is obtained from the inner bark[
The wood is medium-textured, light in weight, with poor mechanical properties and with low durability. It is only used locally, for purposes such as rafters, beams and laths, and for making oars[
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 low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 2 - 3 months[
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