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Centrolobium sclerophyllum - H.C.Lima
                 
Common Name Hard leaved tarara
Family Fabaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Atlantic rainforest and semi-arid forest, occasional in the dense, primary formations but often quite plentiful in more open, secondary formations; favouring well-drained soils[ 625 ].
Range S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Found in South America, Centrolobium sclerophyllum is a semi-deciduous fast-growing tree that grows up to 30 m tall with a trunk diameter of up to 70 cm. It has an upright and light crown, and straight and cylindrical trunk. The wood is attractive and used in making furniture, veneer, flooring, posts, etc. S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.

Centrolobium sclerophyllum Hard leaved tarara


Centrolobium sclerophyllum Hard leaved tarara
   
Physical Characteristics
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Centrolobium sclerophyllum is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Other uses rating: High (4/5). Agroforestry Uses: A fast-growing tree that is tolerant of full sun, probably fixes atmospheric nitrogen and has a sparse crown, it can be used as a pioneer for restoring native woodland and also for establishing woodland gardens[ 625 , K ]. Other Uses The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, heavy, with dark streaks and highly resistant to insect attacks. An attractive wood, it is used for making furniture, veneer, lathe work, parquet flooring and also for external purposes such as railway sleepers and posts[ 625 ].
Cultivation details
Grows best in a sunny position[ 625 ]. Requires a well-drained soil[ 625 ]. Established plants are drought tolerant[ 625 ]. Young plants have a rapid rate of growth[ 625 ].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 30 days[ 625 ]. Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have been dried for storage the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up and improve germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[ K ].
Other Names
Centrolobium sclerophyllum or Hard leaved tarara
Found In
S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.
Weed Potential

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None Known
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
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