Eugenia rostrifolia is a deciduous tree with a small, dense, rounded crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - southern Brazil.
An understorey to canopy tree in the interior of dense, primary seasonal forests, favouring rocky soils[
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A plant mainly of the subtropical areas of southern Brazil.
Succeeds in full sun to fairly dense, dappled shade[
]. Prefers well-drained soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a moderately fast rate of growth[
Fruit - raw. A sweetish, succulent pulp[
]. The yellowish-green, globose fruit can be 18mm in diameter, containing a single large seed[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, with moderate mechanical properties and a good resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is used for making tool handles, wagon shafts, lathe work etc[
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 generally be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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