Styrax subcordatus Moric.
Styrax camporum is a large shrub or evergreen tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 6 - 10 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
An aromatic resin exuding from the stems is used as an incense. An elegant tree with beautiful foliage that provides an excellent shade, it is suitable for use in landscaping and planting by the sides of roads[
S. America - Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru.
Dense primary semi-deciduous forest and also in secondary formations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun or light shade[
]. Grows best in deep, fertile, moist soils[
Newly planted young trees are quite slow to grow away[
The stem is a source of an aromatic resin that is used as an incense in religious ceremonies and in the home[
The wood is of medium texture, moderately heavy, hard and moderately resistant to wood-eating organisms[
]. It is used in construction, internal works, light cabinet making, boxes, toys etc[
Seed - it can be stored for less than six months. It does not require pre-treatment, and is best sown as soon as it is ripe[
]. Sow the seed in a lightly shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. Germination rates are usually rather low, with the seed sprouting in 20 - 40 days[
]. Pot up seedlings into individual containers when they are 4 - 6cm tall, and they should be ready to plant out 9 - 10 months later[
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