Nectandra briquetii Hassl.
Nectandra membranacea (Spreng.) Hassl.
Nectandra racemifera Meisn.
Nectandra saligna Nees
Nectandra tweediei (Meisn.) Mez
Oreodaphne tweediei Meisn.
Tetranthera megapotamica Spreng.
Nectandra megapotamica is an evergreen or semideciduous tree with a dense, wide, globose crown; it can grow 15 - 25 metres tall. The short, straight, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter with a thin bark[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, though it is generally avoided because of its smell. An excellent shade tree, it is often used as a street tree in southern Brazil[
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia.
An understorey tree in a wide range of forests, found in most soil types[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Prefers a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in a wide range of soils[
A rather slow-growing tree[
The wood has a foul smell when fresh, this disappears when the wood has been dried but returns if the wood becomes damp. It is moderately heavy, of medium durability and easy to work. It has excellent properties for use in construction, but is generally avoided because of its smell[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A high germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 40 days[
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