Laurus aestivalis Vell.
Laurus reticulata Ruiz & Pav.
Nectandra discolor subvenosa Meisn.
Nectandra laurel triquetra Meisn.
Nectandra mollis (Kunth) Nees
Nectandra pittieri Lasser
Nectandra rigida (Kunth) Nees
Nectandra villosa Nees & Mart.
Ocotea mollis Kunth
Ocotea rigida Kunth
Persea incana Schott
Persea mollis (Kunth) Spreng.
Phoebe amplifolia Mez & Donn.Sm.
Nectandra reticulata is an evergreen tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 15 - 20 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 50 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood. It has ornamental foliage and can be used in landscaping[
S. America - Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Mexico.
An understorey tree, usually in fairly open positions in rainforests, found in both well-drained soils on slopes and in the moister soils near rivers[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in dappled shade, but becomes increasingly tolerant of sunny conditions as it grows older[
]. Tolerant of a wide range of soils[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is medium to coarse-textured, irregular or transverse-grained, light in weight, soft, with a poor resistance to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. It has a foul smell when freshly harvested, but this disappears as the wood dries and ages. Easy to cut, it is used in construction for purposes such as beams, rafters, shingles and internal finish; for plywood, decorative wood blades, toys, broom handles and boxes[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. The seed sprouts within 25 - 30 days[
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