Albertinia candolleana Gardner
Albertinia claussenii Sch.Bip. Ex Baker
Albertinia erythropappa DC.
Albertinia incanescens Mart. ex Baker
Vanillosmopsis candolleana (Gardner) Sch.Bip.
Vanillosmopsis erythropappa (DC.) Sch.Bip.
Vanillosmopsis glomerata Sch.Bip.
Vernonia glomerata Sch.Bip.
Eremanthus erythropappus is a deciduous tree with a rounded crown growing 6 - 10 metres tall[
]. The crooked bole is 25 - 35cm in diameter[
The wood is noted for its resistance to rot and is commonly used locally for fence posts, stakes etc.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Secondary forest growth of savannahs and rocky grasslands at elevations of 700 - 2,400 metres[
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Requires a sunny position[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Newly planted young trees are slow to establish and grow away[
The plant is often used as a living fence around fields because the high terpenoid content of its leaves deters insects[
The wood is heavy, coarse-textured, durable with a high resistance to wood-eating organisms[
]. It is much used for stakes, posts, telegraph poles, bridges, boat making, canoes and other external purposes[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow the seed in partial shade in a nursery seedbed - germination rates are usually low with the seed sprouting within 60 - 90 days[
]. The seedlings grow away slowly[
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