Laurus membranacea Sw.
Nectandra bondarii Coe-Teix.
Nectandra cuspidata macrocarpa Nees
Nectandra cuspidata strumosa (Griseb.) Meisn.
Nectandra laevis Mez
Nectandra leucothyrsus Meisn.
Nectandra perdubia Lundell
Nectandra raimondii O.C.Schmidt
Nectandra skutchii C.K.Allen
Nectandra standleyi C.K.Allen
Nectandra williamsii O.C.Schmidt
Oreodaphne strumosa Griseb.
Persea membranacea (Sw.) Spreng.
Nectandra membranacea is an evergreen tree with a globose-elliptical crown; it can grow 15 - 30 metres tall. The straight bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter[
The tree can be harvested from the wild for its useful wood. It can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama - Mexico; Caribbean.
Rainforest and savannah, usually in more open, secondary formations; favouring moist soils in valley bottoms and on lower slopes, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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Succeeds in full sun to fairly heavy shade[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
A fast-growing plant when young[
A fast-growing plant succeeding in full sun and providing food for the native fauna, it can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland[
The wood is of medium-texture, straight-grained, moderately heave, with moderate mechanical properties and not very durable. It is used for making furniture, decorative laminas, beams, linings etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A germination rate of less than 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 28 - 35 days[
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