Ferolia cordata (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Parinari cordata Hook.f.
Exellodendron cordatum is an evergreen shrub or tree with a dense, more or less globose crown; it can grow 4 - 6 metres tall. The crooked bole is about 20 - 30cm in diameter with a thick, fissured bark[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use, mainly for its wood. An ornamental tree, it could be used in landscaping[
S. America - northeastern Brazil.
Savannah and wooded savannah, favouring open positions in well-drained, fertile, sandy soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Grows in the wild in well-drained, fertile, sandy soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
The fruit has a fleshy, sweetish pulp[
]. This report does not say that the fruit is edible, but it is likely to be so - it is avidly eaten by birds and is in a family where there are many edible fruits[
]. The fruit is a red or yellow, elliptic drupe 15mm long and 10mm wide containing a single seed[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, heavy, soft to cut, with moderate mechanical properties and not very durable. It is only used locally, for purposes such as general construction, light cabinet making 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 a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 45 days[
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