Brasiliocroton mamoninha is a semideciduous tree with a sparse, elongate crown; it can grow 3 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland.
S. America - eastern and northern Brazil.
Rainforests, mainly in the more open, secondary formations[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Plants have a moderately fast rate of growth, able to reach a height of more than 2 metres within 2 years from seed[
A natural pioneer species with a fairly fast rate of growth and easy to propagate, it can be used in reforestation projects for restoring native woodland[
The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly demarcated. The wood is rough-textured, regular-grained, heavy and moderately durable. Fairly strong, but generally of too small a size to be used for many purposes other than small items in carpentry[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 30 days[
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