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Useful Tropical Plants

Myrcia tomentosa

(Aubl.) DC.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Aguava tomentosa (Aubl.) Raf.

Aulomyrcia alloiota O.Berg

Aulomyrcia aureolanata O.Berg

Aulomyrcia capivarhyensis (Cambess.) O.Berg

Aulomyrcia confusa O.Berg

Aulomyrcia curatellifolia (DC.) O.Berg

Aulomyrcia hirtiflora (DC.) O.Berg

Aulomyrcia lancea O.Berg

Aulomyrcia lanuginosa O.Berg

Aulomyrcia leucantha O.Berg

Aulomyrcia longipes O.Berg

Aulomyrcia micrantha O.Berg

Aulomyrcia ottonis O.Berg

Aulomyrcia prunifolia (DC.) O.Berg

Aulomyrcia puberula (Cambess.) O.Berg

Aulomyrcia rosulans O.Berg

Aulomyrcia spathulata O.Berg

Aulomyrcia tomentosa (Aubl.) Amshoff

Calyptromyrcia puberula O.Berg

Calyptromyrcia venosa O.Berg

Cumetea tomentosa (Aubl.) Raf.

Eugenia tomentosa Aubl.

Eugenia vallis Standl.

Myrcia alloiota (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrcia capivarhyensis Cambess.

Myrcia curatellifolia DC.

Myrcia floribunda Miq.

Myrcia hirtiflora DC.

Myrcia lancea (O.Berg) Mattos

Myrcia lanuginosa (O.Berg) Nied.

Myrcia leucantha (O.Berg) N.Silveira

Myrcia longipes (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrcia marahanensis Kiaersk.

Myrcia membranacea Kiaersk.

Myrcia piauhiensis O.Berg

Myrcia pilosa DC.

Myrcia prunifolia DC.

Myrcia puberula Cambess.

Myrcia rhodeosepala Kiaersk.

Myrcia rosulans (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrcia spathulata (O.Berg) Kiaersk.

Myrcia venosa (O.Berg) Mattos

Myrcia verruculata S.Moore

Myrcianthes puberula (O.Berg) O.Berg

Myrtus aubletii Spreng.

Common Name:

Myrcia tomentosa
Myrcia tomentosa Myrcia tomentosa

General Information

Myrcia tomentosa is a deciduous tree with an elongate or irregular crown, growing 6 - 12 metres tall. The crooked, but more or less cylindrical, bole can be 20 - 35cm in diameter[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas; Caribbean - Trinidad and Tobago; C. America - Panama.

Habitat

Savannahs and semi-deciduous forests at higher elevations[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. It is found mainly in secondary formations, growing in both sandy and clayey soils that are fertile and well-drained[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
Growth RateMedium
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in a sunny position[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Grows in the wild in both sandy and clayey soils that are fertile and well-drained[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is fine-textured, wavy-grained, heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties and of good durability. Because of its small dimensions, it is only used locally, for items such as general constructions, rustic furniture, pasture gates, fences etc[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 35 days[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
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