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Euplassa cantareirae - Sleumer
                 
Common Name Louro Faja
Family Proteaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A canopy tree in the Atlantic rainforest, both in the mountain slopes and on the coastal plain, mainly in dense, primary forest, favouring moist, fertile soils[ 420 ].
Range S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Euplassa cantareirae is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 m in height with straight, cylindrical trunk that can be up to 90 cm in diameter. It has a roundish or irregular crown. It is commonly found in South America. The wood is commonly used in decorative laminas and fine cabinet making.

Euplassa cantareirae Louro Faja


Euplassa cantareirae Louro Faja
   
Physical Characteristics
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Euplassa cantareirae is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
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Habitats
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Other Uses: The wood is thick-textured, wavy-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, with moderate mechanical properties and with low resistance to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. It is subject to warping when drying. A very beautiful wood, it can be used for decorative laminas and fine cabinet making[ 420 ].
Cultivation details
Young plants can tolerate considerable shade, but require more light as they grow older, eventually tolerating full sun[ 420 ]. Prefers a moist, fertile soil[ 420 ].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A germination rate of less than 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 30 days[ 420 ]. Plant them out when the seedlings are 30 - 40cm tall[ 420 ].

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Other Names
Louro Faja
Found In
Brazil
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed
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