Alicastrum glaziovii (Taub.) Taub.
Brosimum glaziovii is an evergreen tree with a narrow, dense, elongate crown; it can grow 7 - 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood.
The habitat of this species continues to be rapidly destroyed. It is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic and coastal rainforests, growing mainly in dense, primary formations but also sometimes in the more developed secondary forest[
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Succeeds in full sun to fairly dense, dappled shade[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, easy to cut, with poor mechanical properties and a low resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is only used for low value items such as anchor plates, door cores, moldings, door and window frames and toys[
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 60 - 120 days[
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