Caopia brasiliensis (Choisy) Kuntze
Vismia laccifera Mart.
Vismia lasiantha Klotzsch ex Reich. in Mart.
Vismia longifolia A.St.-Hil.
Vismia brasiliensis is a semideciduous tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 6 - 10 metres tall[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 30 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested for its wood, which is only used locally.
S. America - eastern Brazil, Peru.
Found mainly in secondary formations in semideciduous forests at medium elevations, usually found in clayey soils of good fertility[
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Succeeds in sun or the dappled shade of woodland[
]. Succeeds in fairly dry to quite moist soils[
The wood is soft, moderately heavy, medium-textured and wavy-grained[
]. It has poor mechanical properties and low durability[
]. It is only used locally, being employed for internal work in small constructions, light cabinetmaking, making toys and boxes[
The wood is used for fuel and charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
]. Sow the seed in a lightly shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are usually low, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 50 days[
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