Auxemma glazioviana Taub.
Cordia glazioviana is an evergreen tree with a small, globose crown; it can grow 8 - 16 metres tall. The upright, cylindrical bole can be 30 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested for its wood, which is of good quality but only used locally. It can also be used in landscaping[
S. America - Paraguay, eastern Brazil
Dry land forest and the transition to savannah, found in both primary and secondary formations, favouring fertile, sandy soils in alluvial valleys[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the 'Caatinga' dry forest region of northeast Brazil. The climate is hot and dry, there are usually 6 to 11 months without rain each year. The mean annual rainfall varies from 250 - 1,000mm, and the mean annual temperature is from 24 - 26°c.
Prefers a sunny position[
]. Found wild in sandy, fertile soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the fruits of most Cordia species are comprised of a thin to fairly thick layer of pulpy, sweetish-tasting flesh surrounding a single seed and are more or less edible[
], (though some are known to cause gastric disturbances).
The wood is medium-textured, heavy, hard, with good mechanical properties and quite durable. It is used in general constructions for purposes such as beams, scantlings, laths, door and window frames; for cabinet making, cart bodies and frames[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in individual containers. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 28 - 56 days[
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