Vantanea parviflora is an evergreen tree with a globose crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall. The straight, more or less cylindrical bole can be 40 - 80cm in diameter[
]. When grown outside of the forest it forms a healthy, smaller tree with a perfectly globose crown[
The tree produces a good quality wood, which is harvested from the wild.
S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
A sub-canopy to canopy tree in the dense, primary rainforest, growing in soils that are not subject to inundation, and favouring gentle slopes with well-drained, clayey soils[
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Succeeds in quite dense shade when young, becoming more tolerant and succeeding in full sun as it grows larger[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
]. Prefers a well-drained, clayey soil[
A slow-growing tree, even when young[
The wood is fine-textured, heavy, very hard to cut, with good mechanical properties and very durable. It can be used in general construction for purposes such as beams, scantlings, laths, floor boards, window and door jambs; also for cabinet making, door and window frames, cart bodies, applications in water and external uses in general[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 28 - 42 days[
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