Chuquiraga glabra multiflora Baker
Chuquiraga hispida D.Don
Chuquiraga paniculata D.Don
Chuquiraga tomentosa (Spreng.) Baker
Flotovia hispida (D.Don) DC.
Flotovia tomentosa Spreng.
Dasyphyllum tomentosum is an evergreen tree with a dense, elongate crown; it can grow 7 - 15 metres tall. The often crooked bole can be 20 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Argentina, southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
Forests, usually as an understorey in Araucaria forests, sometimes in the more open, secondary growth areas; favouring moist and rocky soils[
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Tolerant of direct sun, but generally preferring positions in lightly dappled shade[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly demarcated. The wood is moderately heavy with a low resistance to rot. It is only used for making light boxes[
The wood makes an acceptable fuel and is also used for making charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. The seed is very small so is best sown on the surface of the soil and then gently watered into the soil, being careful not to wash it away. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting after 50 or more days[
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