Gymnobalanus minarum Nees & Mart.
Ocotea minarum is a semideciduous tree with a longish or pyramidal crown; it can grow 8 - 12 metres tall. The straight and more or less cylindrical bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood. It can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland.
S. America - Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia.
Atlantic rainforest and its transition to savannah; favouring the more open areas in deep, sandy soils of medium fertility and seemingly indifferent to soil moisture[
]. It can form almost pure populations in some areas[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a deep, sandy soil of moderate fertility in the wild, where it is found in both moist and dry situations[
A fast-growing tree when young[
A fast-growing tree that succeeds in full sun and provides food for the native fauna, it can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland[
The wood is medium-textured, wavy-grained, moderately heavy, soft, with moderate mechanical properties and not very durable. It can be used for internal purposes in general construction; light cabinet making, toys, crates, boxes and tool handles[
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