Trattinnickia rhoifolia is an aromatic, evergreen tree with a large, roundish crown; it can grow 8 - 16 metres tall. The short, cylindrical bole can be 30 - 60cm in diameter with a thick bark[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. It can be grown as a pioneer when restoring native woodland[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Rainforest, growing in areas not subject to seasonal inundation, favouring sandy soils of moderate fertility[
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Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Found in the wild in well-drained, sandy soils[
]. Succeeds in poor, dry soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
A fast-growing tree[
A fast-growing tree that provides food for the native fauna and can be grown in full sun in dry, low fertility soils. It can be used as a pioneer species for restoring native woodland[
The wood is moderately heavy, hard, compact, with moderate mechanical properties and not very durable. It is used in general construction, making simple furniture, frames, boxes, tool handles etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 90 days[
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