Cynometra marleneae is an evergreen tree with a dense, wide, rounded crown; it can grow 6 - 10 metres tall. The bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The wood is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. An ornamental plant that provides an excellent shade, it is sometimes used in urban landscaping[
S. America - northern Brazil.
Amazon rainforest, mainly in the more open and secondary formations, growing in moist soils in areas not subject to seasonal inundation[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun to moderately dense, dappled shade[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is average-texture, irregular grained, moderately heavy, with a limited resistance to rot when exposed to the elements. Of average strength, it is only used for internal purposes in rural 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. A germination rate in excess of 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have been dried for storage the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up and improve germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
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