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 MÃ¼ll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana collina Gardner
Tabernaemontana echinata Vell.
Tabernaemontana fuchsiifolia A.DC.
Tabernaemontana gaudichaudii A.DC.
Tabernaemontana gracilis MÃ¼ll.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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