Kerianthera preclara is an evergreen tree with a dense, roundish crown; it can grow up to 18 metres tall. The straight bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its poor quality wood. A fast-growing tree that flowers exuberantly, it has potential as an ornamental in landscaping[
S. America - northern Brazil.
Amazon rainforest, in both the dense, primary forest and more open areas of secondary growth, growing in upland areas that are not subject to seasonal inundation, favouring well-drained soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil[
Young plants have a fast rate of growth[
A fast-growing pioneer species, it can be used in reforestation projects to restore native woodland[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard, with poor mechanical properties and not very durable. A poor quality wood, it is only 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. The seed is very small and so is best sown on the surface and then gently pressed into the soil - be careful not to wash it away when watering. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 40 days[
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