Aniba puchury-minor intermedia (Meisn.) Kosterm.
Aydendron intermedium Meisn.
Aniba intermedia is an evergreen tree with a dense, roundish crown; it can grow 6 - 12 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
This species, endemic to Bahía, is fairly wide-ranging but confined to an area which continues to be deforested. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest, growing in both the dense, primary forest as well as in more open and secondary growth areas; favouring well-drained slopes[
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Succeeds in full sun to fairly dense, dappled shade[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
The plant has a slow rate of growth, even when young[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, with a moderate resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is used for interior finishing in buildings, door and window frames etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 90 - 120 days[
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