Duckeodendron cestroides is an evergreen tree with a narrow, elongate crown; it can grow 15 - 30 metres tall. The straight bole can be 40 - 80cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
S. America - northern Brazil.
A subcanopy to canopy tree in dense primary formations in the Amazon rainforest, in areas not subject to seasonal inundation, favouring moist soils that are often clayey[
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Young plants can tolerate quite dense shade, but require increasing levels of light as they grow older[
]. Requires a moist soil, often growing in quite clayey conditions[
The wood is medium-textured, moderately heavy, with moderate mechanical properties and good durability. It is used in cabinet making, door and window frames, ceilings, wooden shoes, tool handles, toothpicks and boards in general[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A germination rate in excess of 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 35 - 56 days[
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