Pogonophora glaziovii Taub. ex Glaziou
Poraresia anomala Gleason
Pogonophora schomburgkiana is an evergreen tree with a dense, narrow, elongated crown; it can grow 5 - 20 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is also suitable as a pioneer species in reforestation projects for native woodlands.
S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Humid upland forests, usually in secondary formations[
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Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
A fast-growing tree[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
A fast-growing, natural pioneer species, it is suitable for use in reforestation projects to re-establish native woodland[
The wood is irregular-grained, coarse-textured, heavy, with a low resistance to wood eating organisms. It has low to moderate mechanical properties and is only used for purposes such as toys, boxes, panels and plywood veneer[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of around 40% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 90 - 120 days[
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