Vantanea bahiaensis is an evergreen tree with a low, dense, rounded crown; it can grow 5 - 9 metres tall. The slightly crooked bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Atlantic and coastal rainforests, growing in dense primary forest as well as in more open and secondary growth areas[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
A slow-growing plant, even when small[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, heavy, slightly susceptible to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. Because of its small size, it is only used for items such as tool handles, small utensils and boxes[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 100 - 120 days[
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