Peschiera affinis campestris Rizzini
Peschiera campestris (Rizzini) Rizzini
Peschiera fallax (Müll.Arg.) Miers
Peschiera solanifolia (A.DC.) Miers
Tabernaemontana accedens Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana affinis campestris Rizzini
Tabernaemontana fallax Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana nervosa Glaz.
Tabernaemontana warmingii Müll.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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