Xerotecoma dardanoi J.C.Gomes
Godmania dardanoi is a deciduous tree with an open, rounded crown; it can grow 4 - 7 metres tall. The crooked bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. An ornamental plant, especially when in flower, it can be used in urban landscaping[
S. America - northeastern Brazil, Venezuela.
Forests in semi-arid areas, favouring sandy soils; at elevations from 550 - 700 metres in northeastern Brazil[
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A plant of the 'Caatinga' dry forest region of northeast Brazil. The climate is hot and dry, there are usually 6 to 11 months without rain each year. The mean annual rainfall varies from 250 - 1,000mm, and the mean annual temperature is from 24 - 26°c.
Requires a sunny position[
]. Grows wild in well-drained, sandy soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, with a good resistance to wood-eating organisms. It can be used for making tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - it has a very short viability and so should be sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 7 - 15 days[
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