Eugenia prismatica D.Legrand
Mosiera prismatica (D.Legrand) Landrum
Curitiba prismatica is an evergreen tree with a very characteristic, dense, narrow, pyramidal crown; it can grow 4 - 12 metres tall. In some areas it becomes no more than a shrub 1- 2 metres tall. The normally cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland. Very ornamental, valued especially for its pyramidal crown and shiny foliage, it can be used in landscaping, mainly for urban planting[
S. America - southern Brazil.
Araucaria forest, open areas and woodland at higher elevations; growing mainly on woodland edges, open areas in the plains and the undergrowth of Araucaria forests[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Tolerant of full sun and providing food for the native fauna, the plant can be used as a pioneer plant when restoring native woodland[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties and of good durability[
]. It is used locally in general construction and for external purposes such as fence posts[
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 a few weeks[
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