Harleyodendron unifoliolatum is an evergreen tree with an irregular crown; it can grow 6 - 12 metres tall. The short, almost cylindrical bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil.
An understorey, possibly sometimes canopy, tree of the floodplains of the Atlantic rainforest[
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Grows best in the dappled shade of the woodland, though tolerating full sun as it grows older[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular-grained, very heavy, hard. It is usually only available in small sizes and so its use is restricted to items such as small implements[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A germination rate of almost 100% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within a few days[
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