Meliosma brasiliensis Urb.
Meliosma glaziovii Urb.
Meliosma sinuata Urb.
Meliosma sellowii is an evergreen tree with a dense, elongate to pyramidal crown; it can grow 7 - 11 metres tall. The short, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. An ornamental plant, it can be used in landscaping[
S. America - southern, eastern and central Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest and at higher elevations in the semideciduous forest, found mainly in dense, primary forest on land rich in organic matter[
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Succeeds in dense to dappled shade[
]. Prefers a soil rich in organic matter[
The wood is medium-textured, wavy-grained, moderately heavy, soft, with poor mechanical properties and moderately durable. It is only used locally for light cabinet making, small general constructions, lathe work, tool handles, toys etc[
The wood is a good quality fuel[
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 60 - 90 days[
]. When the seedbed-sown seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 8 - 10 months later[
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