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Useful Tropical Plants

Sloanea monosperma

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Elaeocarpaceae


This name is not universally accepted. SAMPAIO, D. Revisão Taxonômica das espécies Neotropicais extra-amazônicas de Sloanea L. (Elaeocarpaceae) na América do Sul. Tese de Doutorado Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas. 168p., 2009 has reduced Sloanea monosperma to a synonym, replacing it with Sloanea hirsute (treated here as a synonym). Sloanea hirsuta has been accepted by the on-line 2012 Flora do Brasil, but not as yet by other authorities[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Adenobasium salicifolium C. Presl

Dasynema hirsutum Schott

Dasynema ochrocarpum Mart.

Dasynema riparium Gardner

Dasynema salicifolium (C. Presl) Endl. ex Walp.

Sloanea hirsuta (Schott) Planch. ex Benth.

Sloanea ochrocarpa Radlk.

Sloanea pulverulenta Radlk.

Sloanea riparia (Gardner) Planch. ex Benth.

Common Name:

Sloanea monosperma

General Information

Sloanea monosperma is an evergreen tree with a dense, wide crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall. The short bole can be 40 - 50cm in diameter[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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 gathered from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - southern and eastern Brazil, Colombia.

Habitat

Semideciduous and Araucaria forests, mainly in primary forests but also as a relict in pasture[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
,
677
Title
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium Vol. 175
Publication
 
Author
Earle Smith C. Jr.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the Tropical American species of Sloanea.
]. It favours slopes and hilltops with good drainage[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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 *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Growth RateMedium
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
].
Trees have a moderate rate of growth, reaching a height of around 2 metres within 2 years from seed[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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 cross-grained, moderately heavy, hard, relatively resistant to wood-eating organisms[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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 subject to warping and splitting during the drying process. It is used in general construction, for tool handles, wagons etc[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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 partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate in excess of 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 14 - 35 days[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
]. When the seedlings are 4 - 7cm tall, pot them up into individual containers[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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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