Licania littoralis is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense, rounded crown; it can grow 3 - 6 metres tall. The short, crooked bole can be 25 - 35cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used in urban landscaping[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Requires a sunny position[
]. Tolerant of seasonal inundation of the soil[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth, reaching about 2 metres tall after 2 years from seed[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular-grained, heavy, with moderate resistance to rot[
]. It can be used for light carpentry[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A very low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 4 - 6 months[
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