Peschiera fuchsiifolia (A.DC.) Miers
Peschiera gaudichaudii (A.DC.) Miers
Peschiera gracillima Miers
Peschiera granulose Miers
Peschiera hystrix (Steud.) A.DC.
Peschiera lundii (A.DC.) Miers
Peschiera solandri Miers
Tabernaemontana bracteolaris Mart. ex Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana collina Gardner
Tabernaemontana echinata Vell.
Tabernaemontana fuchsiifolia A.DC.
Tabernaemontana gaudichaudii A.DC.
Tabernaemontana gracilis Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana gracillima (Miers) Pichon
Tabernaemontana lundii A.DC.
Tabernaemontana hystrix is an shrub or a tree with a low, dense crown growing 4 - 6 metres tall. The bole is usually short and crooked, around 25 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is highly recommended for use in re-establishing native woodland. An ornamental plant, it could be useful for planting under power lines and in narrow streets[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Broadleaved, semideciduous forest, where it is found mainly in open places and secondary forest formations, though it is also sometimes found in dense primary formations[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
The plant can become a serious weed in pastures where it often self-sows freely and also sends up suckers from the roots[
A fast-growing natural pioneer that can quickly invade pasture, it also provides every year a large crop of fruits that are avidly eaten by birds. It is an essential choice for planting schemes to re-establish native woodland[
The wood is light in weight, soft and with low resistance to rot. It can be used for boards in general, rafters and beams[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position or in the sun in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A germination rate in excess of 80% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
The seed remains viable in storage for at least 10 months[
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