Bosca stupacea Vell.
Daphnopsis beta Taub.
Daphnopsis longifolia Taub.
Funifera fasciculata Meisn.
Daphnopsis fasciculata is an evergreen tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grown 5 - 8 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its strong fibre, whilst its wood can be used as fuel. It can be used in urban landscaping[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
An understorey plant in the Atlantic rainforest and semideciduous forests, growing on plains, floodplains and in swamps along the sides of rivers and streams[
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The plant can succeed in full sun to the dappled shade of a woodland[
]. Prefers a moist to wet soil in the wild[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The native birds are very fond of the fruits[
A strong fibre is obtained from the inner bark[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, easy to cut, with a slight resistance to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. Because of its small size it is only used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can generally be expected, with the seed sprouting within 25 - 35 days[
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