This name is not universally accepted. It is in the on-line 2012 Flora do Brasil, but is treated as a synonym of Maytenus illicifolia in some other works[
Maytenus briquetii Loes.
Maytenus oxyodonta Reiss.
Maytenus aquifolium is an evergreen tree with a small, narrow crown; it can grow 2 - 12 metres tall. The short bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. An attractive, ornamental plant, it could be grown in parks and gardens[
S. America - Paraguay, southern and eastern Brazil.
An understorey plant in both dense primary forest and the more open, secondary formations at elevations from 100 - 1,000 metres[
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Grows best in the dappled shade of a woodland[
A slow-growing plant, even when young[
The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly demarcated. The wood is straight-grained, heavy, difficult to cut, with moderate durability. It is too small to be used for purposes other than light carpentry and making agricultural implements[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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