Kleinodendron riosulense L.B.Sm. & Downs
Securinega guaraiuva Kuhlm.
Savia dictyocarpa is an evergreen tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 20 - 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 50 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is valued mainly as a fuel. A very ornamental tree, valued especially for its decorative trunk and its bluish-green crown, it is used in landscaping[
S. America - Paraguay, Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest and semideciduous forests, usually in dense primary formations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in sunny positions and in dappled shade[
Plants are quite slow growing, rarely reaching a height of 2 metres after 2 years from seed[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The wood is medium-textured, moderately heavy, soft, and very durable even when exposed to the elements. It is used for the manufacture of light objects, pencils, boxes etc[
The wood makes a very good fuel and charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. There is some kind of seed dormancy that needs to be broken[
]. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
]. The seedlings grow away slowly, but should be ready to plant out 10 months or more later[
The seed has a viability of less than 4 months in storage[
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