Mollinedia chrysorrachis Perkins
Mollinedia warmingii Perkins
Mollinedia widgrenii is a semideciduous tree with a dense crown growing 6 - 10 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 15 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - southern, central and eastern Brazil.
An understorey plant in semideciduous and gallery forests, preferring well-watered, clay soils[
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Grows best in the dappled shade of the woodland, though it can also tolerate sunny positions[
]. Found in the wild in well-watered clay soils[
A slow-growing plant, even when small[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy and only slightly susceptible to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. It is used for making tool handles, window and door frames, toys and moldings[
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 60 - 120 days[
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