Esenbeckia cuspidata Engl.
Helietta cuspidata (Engl.) Chodat & Hassl.
Helietta longifoliata Britton
Helietta apiculata is an evergreen tree with an open, pyramid-shaped crown; it can grow 10 - 18 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 30 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood. It is suitable for use in landscaping, especially for planting in narrow streets[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern and eastern Brazil.
Broadleaved, semideciduous forests, favouring humid and stony soils[
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A plant mainly of the subtropics, entering into the tropics in eastern Brazil.
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Found in the wild mainly in moist, stony soils[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is fine-textured, straight or irregular-grained, heavy, hard, with excellent mechanical properties, with poor durability when exposed and subject to the attacks of insects and termites. It cracks easily when drying. It is used for rafters, beams, stays, cues, lathe work, tool handles, agricultural implements, posts and railway sleepers[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination can be expected within 20 - 30 days[
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