Qualea glaziovii is a semideciduous tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 12 - 28 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Rainforests, where it is most commonly found at higher elevations in well-drained soils[
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Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil[
A fast-growing tree[
The wood is of average texture, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, of average mechanical properties, slightly susceptible to wood-eating insects. Easy to work, it is used for internal construction, ceilings, lathes, boards etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of around 65% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 35 days[
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