Emmotum affine is a semideciduous shrub to tree with a sparse, rounded crown; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The short bole can be 25 - 35cm 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 in coastal areas.
S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.
Open and secondary growth areas in the coastal rainforest, and also on sand dunes; favouring moist soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
]. Judging by its habitat, this species should be resistant to salt-laden winds[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Tolerant of difficult conditions, with a moderate rate of growth, this species can be used in reforestation projects to restore native woodland, especially near the coast[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard to cut, with poor mechanical properties and not very durable. Because of its small dimensions it is only used locally for purposes such as small rural constructions[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 50 days[
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