Heisteria stereoneura Pierre ex Glaz.
Heisteria silvianii is an evergreen tree with a large, dense, rounded crown; it can grow 8 - 15 metres tall. The short, cylindrical bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its useful timber.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
An understorey tree in the Atlantic and coastal rainforests, mainly in the dense, primary forest[
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An understorey plant in the forest, succeeding in moderate to quite dense shade[
]. Tolerant of dry to fairly wet soils[
Even when young the plant has a slow rate of growth[
The wood is medium-textured, irregular-grained, heavy, hard to cut, moderately durable. A good quality wood for general lumber[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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