Peschiera acuminata (Müll.Arg.) Miers
Peschiera affinis Miers
Peschiera albidiflora Miers
Peschiera australis (Müll.Arg.) Miers
Peschiera catharinensis (A.DC.) Miers
Peschiera hilariana (Müll.Arg.) Miers
Tabernaemontana acuminata Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana affinis Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana albiflora Rojas
Tabernaemontana australis Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana hilariana Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana hybrida Hand.-Mazz.
Tabernaemontana salicifolia Hand.-Mazz.
Tabernaemontana catharinensis is a semideciduous tree with an open, more or less globose crown; it can grow 3 - 8 metres tall. The crooked bole can be 25 - 35cm in diameter with a thick, corky bark[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. A pioneer species, it can be used for restoring native woodland. An ornamental plant, it can be used in landscaping[
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern, eastern and central Brazil, Bolivia.
Forest edges, clearings and secondary growth areas in wet soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
A natural pioneer plant, it can be used in reforestation schemes for restoring native woodland[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular-grained, light in weight, with poor mechanical properties and little resistance to rot or wood-eating organisms. Of poor quality and small size, it is only used for making light boxes[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 40 - 50 days[
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