Alsodeia bahiensis Moric.
Rinorea bahiensis is an evergreen tree with a small, high crown; it can grow 8 - 24 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 35 - 60cm in diameter, usually becoming hollow with age[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
A sub-canopy to canopy tree of the Atlantic and coastal rainforests, usually in dense, primary forest but also found in the more open areas of secondary growth, favouring areas near watercourses[
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Young plants grow best in the dappled shade of the woodland, but become more tolerant of light as they grow older and larger[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
Trees have a slow rate of growth even when young[
The wood is fine-textured, slanting-grained, heavy, hard to cut, moderately resistant to the attacks of wod-eating organisms. It has high shrinkage rates and so needs to be used with caution. It is employed in temporary constructions and for making heavy boxes[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can generally be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 80 days[
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