Goniorrhachis marginata is an evergreen tree with a globose crown; it can grow 25 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 70 - 90cm in diameter[
The tree is commonly harvested from the wild for its high quality wood. An ornamental tree that can be planted in parks and squares[
S, America - eastern Brazil.
Dryland forest and Atlantic rainforest, usually found in the more open, secondary formations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen.
The wood is medium-textured, straight to slightly cross-grained, very heavy, very hard, and of great durability even when exposed to the elements. It can be used for all types of construction, especially in exposed situations, flooring blocks and is considered to be one of the best woods for railway sleepers[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can usually be expected from fresh seed, with the seed sprouting within 8 - 15 days[
]. When the seedlings are 4 - 5cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 4 - 5 months later[
The seed has a limited viability of less than 60 days in storage[
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