Ocotea pseudocorymbosa Hassl.
Ocotea suaveolens (Meisn.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hieron.
Oreodaphne diospyrifolia Meisn.
Oreodaphne suaveolens Meisn.
Strychnodaphne suaveolens Griseb.
Ocotea diospyrifolia is an evergreen tree with a longish or pyramidal crown; it can grow 8 - 13 metres tall. The straight and more or less cylindrical bole can be 30 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its good quality wood.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern, central and eastern Brazil.
Found in both dense primary and the more open secondary formations of rainforests and Araucaria forest; favouring hillsides with fertile, clayey soils[
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Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Found in the wild on hillsides with fertile, clayey soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
A slow-growing tree even when young[
The bark is a source of tannins[
The wood is medium-textured, more or less uniform, moderately heavy, hard to cut, with moderate mechanical properties and good durability. The wood is used in general construction for purposes such as boards for internal divisions and flooring; for making furniture; window and door frames; and for external purposes such as poles, crosspieces, bridges etc[
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