Juglans brasiliensis Dode
Juglans australis is a deciduous tree with a dense, wide crown; it can grow 7 - 18 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
A vigorous pioneer species, which is valued as a source of timber, medicine and food[
]. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental,
It occurs in moist montane forest in an area extending from north-west Argentina to Tarya and Chuquisaca in Bolivia. Bolivian populations are facing heavy exploitation[
]. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - northern Argentina, Bolivia.
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Juglans australis is a plant of the subtropics and higher elevations in the tropics, where it is generally found at elevations above 1,000 metres.
A vigorous pioneer species which occurs in moist montane forest[
The heartwood is dark brown with a mulberry tint; it is clearly demarcated from the yellowish-white sapwood. The grain is straight to interlocked; there is a peculiar taste and aroma in fresh wood. The wood is fairly compact, elastic, strong, moderately hard and heavy; it is fairly durable, especially if kept dry. It works well with hand and machine tools, and gives a good finish. The wood is used in cabinet making, furniture, flooring, decorative veneer etc[
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