Bergeronia sericea Micheli
Muellera sericea is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall. The straight trunk is fluted and can be up to 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental, noteworthy for its beautiful flowers and the shade it provides[
This taxon is not known to be threatened or in decline at present, there are, however, a number of general threats to the habitat as a result of anthropogenic activity. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - northern Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia
Gallery and riparian forest[
]. Along river banks and on forested islands[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Muellera sericea is native to the subtropical and tropical zones of northern Argentina, Paraguay and southern Bolivia.
The heartwood is reddish yellow. The wood has a low lustre, poor durability and requires care when seasoning. It also emits a disagreeable odour, especially when freshly cut[
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