Mespilodaphne corymbosa Meisn.
Mespilodaphne organensis Meisn.
Ocotea bicolor Vattimo
Ocotea gurgelii Vattimo
Ocotea organensis (Meisn.) Mez
Ocotea proboscidea Rusby
Ocotea reticulate Mez
Ocotea corymbosa is a semideciduous tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall. The slightly crooked bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter with a thick bark[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can also be used in reforestation projects, especially in sandy soils. An ornamental tree with a good shape and an attractive flowering display, it is used as a street tree in some cities in southern Brazil[
S. America - Paraguay, southern, eastern and central Brazil, Bolivia.
Savannah and in the transition to semideciduous forests, favouring well-drained, sandy soils[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a well-drained, sandy soil in the wild[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Trees have a moderate rate of growth, reaching about 2.5 metres within 2 years from seed[
Although they fruit very freely, trees do not usually produce many fertile seeds due to fungal infection[
A natural pioneer species, though of only moderate growth. It is particularly suited for reforestation schemes in sandy soils[
The wood is moderately heavy, with good mechanical properties and moderately durable. It is easy to work, but has a foul aroma, especially when freshly cut. It is used in construction, mainly for internal purposes[
Seed - it has a very short viability and so is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 60 days[
]. When the seedlings are 4 - 5cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 8 - 9 months later[
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