Lacistema fagifolium Chodat & Chirtoiu
Lacistema serrulatum Mart.
Lacistema hasslerianum is an evergreen shrub or tree with a globose crown; it can grow up to 5 metres tall. The crooked bole can be 15 - 20cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes used locally as a source of fuel[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern, central and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
Seasonal semideciduous forests, most commonly in open and secondary growth formations; favouring dry soils[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Found in the wild in dry soils[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, easy to cut, with a low resistance to wood-eating organisms. Because of its small size it is only used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of around 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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