Condalia buxifolia is a very spiny, deciduous shrub or small tree with a dense crown, growing up to 5 metres tall. The short bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - Argentina, southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
Araucaria forests and grasslands, growing mainly in moister soils and often near rivers[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
A slow-growing plant, even when young[
Fruit - raw. A succulent pulp with a sweetish flavour[
]. The small, green to reddish-yellow, ellipsoidal fruits are up to 8mm long and 5mm wide[
The wood is fine-textured, irregular-grained, heavy, hard to cut, durable. Because of its generally small size it is only normally used for lathe work and small artefacts[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can generally be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 80 days[
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