Gymnobalanus regnellii Meisn.
Nectandra glauca Warm. ex Meisn.
Nectandra grandiflora is an evergreen tree with a low, dense, globose crown; it can grow 10 - 15 metres tall. The short, straight, more or less cylindrical bole can be 40 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its useful wood.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Mainly found in more open situations in gallery forests, altitude forests, rainforests and Araucaria forests, favouring deep, fertile soils; at elevations from 600 - 1,300 metres[
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Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a deep, fertile soil but can succeed in both dry and moist conditions[
A slow-growing plant, even when small[
The branches and trunk are attacked by insect borers, which reduce the tree's useful life[
The wood is medium-textured, wavy-grained, moderately heavy, soft to cut, with moderate mechanical properties and a good natural durability. It has a disagreeable smell when freshly cut. It is used in construction for purposes such as beams, scantlings, laths, door jambs and linings; for making furniture, tool handles and cart bodies[
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 usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 50 - 60 days[
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