Hydrogaster trinervis is an evergreen tree with a wide, dense, roundish crown; it can grow 15 - 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 50 - 90cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood. Providing an excellent shade, it can be used in landscaping[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
A subcanopy to canopy tree in the dense, primary growth of the Atlantic rainforest; favouring moist, fertile sites such as alluvial soils in river valleys and near rivers and streams[
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Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a moist, fertile soil[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The trunk can accumulate large quantities of water and has a strong stench of excrement[
The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly demarcated. The wood is fine-textured, moderately heavy, with moderate mechanical properties and very susceptible to rot. Easy to work with, it can be used in cabinet making, for making plywood, boxes, shoe heels and molds and for internal work in construction[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 40 - 56 days[
]. Plant them out when the seedlings are 30 - 35cm tall[
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