Pogopetalum nitens Benth.
Emmotum nitens is an evergreen tree with an ample, globose crown; it can grow 6 - 10 metres tall. The short, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - central, eastern and northern Brazil, Bolivia.
Semideciduous broadleaved forest and its transition to savannah, found mainly in secondary and open formations, favouring well-drained, fertile soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a fertile, well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
The wood is thick-textured, straight-grained, heavy, soft, with moderate mechanical properties and low durability. It can be used for internal purposes in general construction, for plywood and boxes[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in individual containers. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 28 - 42 days[
]. The seedlings should be ready to plant out 7 - 8 months later[
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