Albertinia arborea Gardner
Vanillosmopsis arborea (Gardner) Baker
Eremanthus arboreus is a deciduous tree with a small crown growing 3 - 6 metres tall[
]. The crooked bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The wood is very durable, but of small stature so it is only used locally. The tree has been recommended for urban landscaping[
S. America - northern Brazil.
Higher elevation savannah and its transition to dry forest[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Requires a sunny position[
]. Found in the wild in dry, well-drained soils[
]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[
The wood is of medium texture; spiral-grained; moderately heavy; very hard to cut; very durable when exposed and highly resistant to wood eating organisms[
]. It is used for stakes and posts[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. Surface sow the seed in partial shade in a nursery seedbed and water in well. Germination rates are usually low with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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