We are following the treatment in the Flora do Brasil (http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010) which includes Zollernia latifolia as part of this species[
Coquebertia ilicifolia Brongn.
Zollernia houlletiana Tul.
Zollernia krukoffii M.Yu.Gontsch. & Yakovlev
Zollernia latifolia Benth.
Zollernia securidacifolia Benth.
Zollernia vogelii Tul.
Zollernia ilicifolia is an evergreen tree with an elongate, dense crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber.
S. America - Brazil.
A tree of primary forest formations, found in a variety of habitats from the dry forests of northeast Brazil, the savannah forests of central Brazil and the Atlantic rainforest. Ii is found in fertile soils, in drier areas it is usually near rivers[
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Prefers a position with some shade[
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 bark is astringent[
The bark is a source of tannins[
A red dye can be obtained from the roots[
The wood is heavy, of medium texture, irregular-grained, hard to cut and very durable even when in contact with the soil[
]. It is used for construction, railway ties, beams, furniture, cabinet making, tool handles, billiard cues etc[
Seed - best sown in a semi-shaded position in individual containers as soon as it is ripe[
]. Germination rates are usually high, with the seed sprouting in 10 - 25 days. Plant the seedlings out when 25 - 35cm tall[
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