Aulomyrcia ramulosa (DC.) O.Berg
Aulomyrcia selloi (Spreng.) Kausel
Myrcia hassleriana Barb.Rodr.
Myrcia microsiphonata D.Legrand
Myrcia multiflora microsiphonata (D.Legrand) D.Legrand
Myrcia ramulosa DC.
Myrcia smithii D.Legrand & Kausel
Myrtus selloi Spreng.
Myrcia selloi is a semi-deciduous tree with a dense, upright crown; it can grow 4 - 6 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. An ornamental plant, valued especially for its decorative bark, it is planted in landscaping and is particularly useful as a street tree planted under power lines[
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern Brazil, Bolivia.
Semideciduous forests and Araucaria pine forest[
]. An understorey plant, favouring moist sites[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Prefers a position in dappled shade[
Plants are quite slow-growing[
Fruit - raw[
]. The black, globose drupe is about 8mm in diameter, containing a single, soft seed[
The wood is compact, moderately heavy, very elastic, resistant to mechanical shock and durable. It is used for poles, tool handles and rafters[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 50 days[
]. Seedlings develop slowly and it will be another 8 months or more before they are ready to plant out[
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