Coccoloba riedelii Lindau
Coccoloba rosea is an evergreen tree with a dense, elongated crown, growing 10 - 18 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.
Atlantic and coastal rainforests, preferring well-drained soils[
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Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
A slow-growing plant, even when young[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, heavy, with a slight susceptibility to wood-eating organisms. It is used in light cabinet making and in carpentry[
The wood is used for fuel[
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 50 - 70 days[
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