This name is not universally accepted. We are following the treatment in the on-line 2012 'Flora do Brasil' which treats it as a valid species that is endemic to Brasil, but various other treatments see this species as no more than a synonym of Sparattanthelium uncigerum (Meisn.) Kubitzki, a species found mainly in the Guyanas[
Sparattanthelium tupiniquinorum Mart.
Sparattanthelium botocudorum is a semideciduous shrub or small tree with a dense, irregular crown; it can grow 3 - 5 metres tall. The stems are somewhat scandent, giving the impression of a climbing plant. The short, crooked bole can be 10 - 20cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It can be used as a pioneer species for restoring native woodland.
S. America - eastern, central and northern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest, especially in coastal areas, favouring open and secondary growth areas and often invading old pasture land[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
A fast-growing plant[
A fast-growing, natural pioneer species, able to invade old cleared areas of land; it can be used in reforestation programmes to restore native woodland[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, easy to cut, with a low resistance to rot. It is too small for most uses, being employed mainly as fuel and to make charcoal[
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 30 - 40 days[
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