Kielmeyera lathrophyton is an evergreen tree with a roundish, sparse crown; it can grow 8 - 14 metres tall. The cylindrical but usually crooked bole can be 30 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Savannah and woodland savannah, being found mainly in secondary formations in well exposed terrain on slopes and the tops of elevations where the soil is clayey, deep and well-drained[
Requires a sunny position[
]. Prefers a deep, well-drained, clayey soil in the wild[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Plants are slow growing[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, soft, and not very durable. It is used locally for internal work in small constructions, for light cabinet-making, crates and boxes[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 60 days[
]. When the seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers[
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