Kielmeyera marauensis is an evergreen tree with a very short and sparse crown; it can grow 15 - 22 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its timber.
A rare tree with a very limited range in a habitat that is under threat from human activities[
S. America - eastern Brazil in Bahia.
A canopy tree in coastal forests, growing in humus-rich sandy soils that are subject to seasonal inundation[
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Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
]. Plants can tolerate seasonal inundation of the soil[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, soft, with poor mechanical properties and possibly not very durable. It is used for internal work in small constructions[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 60 days[
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