Mabea paniculata pohliana Benth.
Mabea pohliana is a semideciduous shrub or tree with a narrow, dense, elongate crown; it can grow up to 12 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland.
S. America - northern Brazil, Bolivia.
Semideciduous, seasonal forests, growing mainly in more open and secondary formations, favouring sandy soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Found in the wild on sandy soils[
Young plants have a fast rate of growth[
A fast-growing, natural pioneer species, it can be used in reforestation projects for restoring native woodland[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular-grained, light in weight, easy to cut, susceptible to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. Of low quality, it is only used for purposes such as making boxes[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate in excess of 50% can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 40 days[
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