Zollernia paraensis is a tall tree with a cylindrical bole.
The wood, known as 'Blackheart', is highly prized, being harvested from the wild for local use and international trade[
The population size of this species is not known, but it is believed to be stable and the plant is known to occur in protected areas. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
Northern S. America - northern and northeastern Brazil.
Savannah woodland and rain forests. More frequent in the non-inundated areas of Amazonia, but is also found in dense forest[
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A plant of the lowland wet tropics, in areas with all-year rainfall or only a short dry season[
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
The sweet-scented flowers are very attractive to bees[
The bark is a source of tannins[
An ornamental, mildly fragrant wood which finishes smoothly with a fine polish. It is used for lumber, and is valued for small cabinet work, turnery, handles of cutlery, billiard cues etc[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown in a semi-shaded position in individual containers as soon as it is ripe[
]. Germination rates are usually high, with the seed sprouting in 10 - 25 days. Plant the seedlings out when 25 - 35cm tall[
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