Peschiera affinis campestris Rizzini
Peschiera campestris (Rizzini) Rizzini
Peschiera fallax (MÃ¼ll.Arg.) Miers
Peschiera solanifolia (A.DC.) Miers
Tabernaemontana accedens MÃ¼ll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana affinis campestris Rizzini
Tabernaemontana fallax MÃ¼ll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana nervosa Glaz.
Tabernaemontana warmingii MÃ¼ll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana solanifolia is a semideciduous shrub or tree growing up to 8 metres tall with an open, widely pyramidal crown. The cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree yields a low quality timber which is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use. It is a good pioneer species for restoring native woodland.
S. America - central and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest, mainly in the more open areas of secondary growth, also sometimes in pastures and along the sides of roads[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
The plant often invades open areas such as pastures and so is sometimes considered to be a weed by cattle ranchers[
A fast-growing plant when young[
A pioneer species that is fast-growing, can invade pasture land and provides food for the native fauna; it can be used in reforestation projects for restoring native woodlands, but should only be used within its native range because of its ability to become a weed[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy with poor mechanical properties and a low resistance to wood-eating organisms. A low quality timber, it 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 germination rate in excess of 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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