Albertokuntzea langsdorffii (Moq.) Kuntze
Seguieria affinis Heimerl
Seguieria glaziovii Briq.
Seguieria mammifera H.Walter
Seguieria rigida H.Walter
Seguieria langsdorffii is a spiny, semideciduous, often multi-stemmed tree with a dense, elongated crown; it can grow 8 - 16 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 50 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree is occasionally harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. The tree can also be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest and semideciduous forests, mainly in more open, secondary formations but also found in the more dense, primary growth[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in a wide range of soils[
A fast-growing tree[
A fast-growing tree able to succeed in full sunshine, it can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland[
The heartwood and sapwood are not distinctly demarcated. The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, of low durability when exposed to the elements. It is hard to cut, with a coarse surface and is only used for making light boxes[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 30 days[
]. When the seedlings are 4 - 5cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 5 - 6 months later[
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