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Useful Tropical Plants

Malouetia cestroides

(Nees ex Mart.) Müll.Arg.

Apocynaceae


This name is not universally accepted. We are following the treatment in the online Flora do Brasil 2012, which is based on 'Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo' 4: 1-392. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo 2005. Walderley, M.G.L., Shepherd, G.J., Melhem, T.S. & Giulietti, A.M. (eds.). However, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families rejects this and instead used Malouetia arborea (Vell.) Miers (treated here as a synonym)) as the correct name for the species[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Echites arboreus Vell.

Malouetia arborea (Vell.) Miers

Malouetia lanceolata Müll.Arg.

Malouetia martii Müll.Arg.

Robbia cestroides (Nees ex Mart.) A.DC.

Robbia gossypina Miers

Robbia martii (Müll.Arg.) Miers ex K.Schum.

Secondatia arborea (Vell.) Müll.Arg.

Tabernaemontana cestroides Nees ex Mart.

Common Name:

Malouetia cestroides

General Information

Malouetia cestroides is a deciduous tree with a sparse, roundish crown; it can grow 4 - 8 metres tall. The straight, more or less cylindrical bole can be 20 - 35cm in diameter[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used as a pioneer in planting schemes to restore native woodland.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest growing on the tablelands in both dense primary forest and secondary growth areas. Found in most soil types, but strongly favouring deep, fertile soils, and commonly found in land that is subject to periodic inundation[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in a sunny position[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Succeeds in a wide range of soils, preferring fertile soils of a good depth[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Tolerant of periodic inundation of the soil[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

A natural pioneer species, tolerant of a wide range of soils and of periodic inundation of the soil, it can be used in planting schemes for restoring native woodland[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Other Uses

The wood is fine to medium-textured, cross-grained, moderately heavy, with poor mechanical properties and of low durability. Of low quality and small dimensions, it is only used for items such as boxes, toys, linings, spools, tool handles and plywood fillings[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Propagation

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 be expected, with the seed sprouting within 14 - 28 days[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. When the seedlings are 4 - 5cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 4 - 5 months later[].
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