Patagonula bahiensis Moric.
Common Name: Casca-Fina
Casca-fina is a small, deciduous tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 6 - 10 metres tall[
]. The straight bole is 20 - 35cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood. A very ornamental tree, especially when in bloom, it is suitable for growing in gardens[
Southern S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.
Primary and secondary forest formations in non-flooded, fertile, deep soils[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Requires a sunny position[
The wood is hard; heavy; compact; straight-grained; of medium texture; very resistant and durable[
]. The wood is used in general construction for beams, laths, door and window frames etc; for fine furniture; lathe work; domestic objects and utensils etc[
The heartwood is used for making fine furniture, the interior finish of buildings, bentwood chairs and turnery[
]. The sapwood is used for agricultural implements, yokes etc[
]. The wood is traditionally used for making bows[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow in a well-drained seedbed in a sunny position, covering them with 5mm of soil and ensuring they do not dry out[
]. Germination rates are usually low, occurring in 3 - 4 months[
].Pot up seedlings when 5 - 6cm tall and plant out into permanent positions when 30cm tall[
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