Weinmannia paulliniifolia is a tree with an irregular crown; it can grow 8 - 14 metres tall. The short, somewhat crooked bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
]. In more exposed positions and poor soils the plant remains a small shrub.
The tree is occasionally harvested from the wild for its tannin-rich bark and timber.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest, mainly in secondary formations and on upper slopes, open forests etc at higher elevations[
]. Also found in coastal forests, but there mainly as a shrub[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
Newly planted young trees establish and grow away moderately well[
The bark is rich in tannins[
]. It has been deemed suitable for commercial exploitation[
The wood is moderately heavy, smooth textured and regular grained[
]. Of low quality, it is only used for making boxes and for fuel[
Seed - sow in light shade in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are usually more than 35%, with the seed sprouting within 75 - 85 days[
]. Seedlings grow moderately quickly[
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