Cestrum capsulare Carvalho & Schnoor
Sessea regnellii is a deciduous tree with a narrow, sparse, elongated crown; it can grow 5 - 12 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its low quality wood. It can be grown as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland.
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Araucaria forests and seasonal, semideciduous forests, usually as a pioneer in open areas and only occasionally in the dense forest, favouring sloping land near rivers[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
Young plants have a fast rate of growth[
A fast-growing tree that succeeds in open places and is easy to propagate; it can be used as a pioneer species when restoring native woodland[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, easy to cut, with poor mechanical properties and little resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is only used for making low value items such as packing cases and toys[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate in excess of 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 20 days[
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