Belangera glabra Cambess.
Belangera speciosa Cambess.
Belangera tomentosa Cambess.
Lamanonia glabra (Cambess.) Kuntze
Lamanonia speciosa (Cambess.) L.B.Sm.
Lamanonia tomentosa (Cambess.) Kuntze
Lamanonia ternata is a semideciduous tree with a dense, ellipsoid crown; it can grow from 12 - 16 metres tall. The short bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for medicinal purposes and for its timber. A very ornamental tree, especially when in bloom, it can be used in general landscaping[
S. America - Brazil.
Dense primary and secondary forests, more frequently found on slopes or hill tops where the soil is well-drained[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of medium elevations in the tropics.
Prefers a sunny position[
Newly planted young trees establish reasonably well, attaining a height of about 2 metres in two years[
The bark is bitter, styptic and tonic[
The wood is soft, moderately heavy, easy to work and with medium durability when exposed to the elements[
]. It is used in furniture making, general carpentry, canoe making etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. The seeds are very small and light - they should be sown in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed and only just covered with soil. Germination rates are generally very poor, with less than 10% germinating in 20 - 30 days[
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