Kielmeyera neglecta is a semi-deciduous tree with a light, elongated crown; it can grow 4 - 10 metres tall. The erect, cylindrical bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
S. America - eastern Brazil in Bahia.
Atlantic rainforest and coastal moist broadleaved forests, where it is found in both dense formations and in open areas, especially on sandy soils[
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Prefers a sunny position[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, with a low resistance to wood-eating organisms[
]. Because of its small dimensions and poor mechanical properties, it is only used for making items such as light boxes and toys[
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 - 50 days[
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