Zollernia discolor Vogel
Zollernia falcata Wied-Neuw. & Nees
Zollernia mocitayba Allemão ex Emygdio
Zollernia splendens Wied-Neuw. & Nees
Krameria glabra Spreng.
Zollernia glabra is a semideciduous tree with a dense, globose crown; usually growing from 4 - 20 metres tall, but only growing 3 - 4 metres tall in the coastal forests of Brazil[
]. The straight, more or less cylindrical bole can be 20 - 60cm in diameter[
The trees are harvested from the wild for their good quality timber.
Although it has a restricted range, the plant is reported as being of frequent occurrence. It is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2012)[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Found mainly in primary forests in the Atlantic rainforest and coastal forest, growing especially near rivers and areas not subject to inundation[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Grows best in a sunny position or dappled shade[
Newly planted young trees grow away quite slowly[
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
The sweet-scented flowers are very attractive to bees[
The bark is a source of tannins[
The wood is heavy, hard, medium-textured, with good mechanical properties and durable[
]. It is used in general construction as scantlings, beams and lathes; in cabinet making and for lathe work[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed or individual containers as soon as it is ripe[
]. Germination rates are usually high, with the seed sprouting in 14 - 28 days. Plant the seedlings out when 20 - 30cm tall[
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