Garuga gigantea Engl.
Garuga schomburgkiana (Benth.) Engl.
Garuga spruceana Engl.
Thyrsodium dasytrichum Sandwith
Thyrsodium giganteum Engl.
Thyrsodium paraense Huber
Thyrsodium schomburgkianum Benth.
Thyrsodium spruceanum is a semideciduous tree with an open, elongate crown; it can grow 10 - 22 metres tall[
]. The straight bole becomes cylindrical with age[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Venezuela.
Rainforests, found as a sub-canopy to canopy tree in both dense, primary growth and also in more open and secondary growth formations, usually avoiding land that is seasonally inundated, at elevations from sea level to 800 metres[
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Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
]. Succeeds in dryish to very moist soils[
A fast-growing plant[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, with poor mechanical properties and with moderate durability. It is used for internal purposes, in house building and for light cabinet making[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within a few weeks[
]. Plant them out into their permanent positions when the seedlings are 20 - 30cm tall[
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