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Tabernaemontana hystrix - Steud.
                 
Common Name Tabernaemontana
Family Apocynaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Broadleaved, semideciduous forest, where it is found mainly in open places and secondary forest formations, though it is also sometimes found in dense primary formations[419 ].
Range S. America - eastern Brazil.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
A fast growing natural pioneer species found in Brazil, Tabernaemontana hystrix is a shrub or tree with a low but dense crown. It grows up to 6 m in height with a short and crooked bole that can be up to 30 cm in diameter. The plant is not edible and has no medicinal value. The wood is light in weight, soft, and not resistant to rot. Such characteristics make it an ideal use for boards, rafters and beams. It is also used for fuel and charcoal.

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Physical Characteristics
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Tabernaemontana hystrix is an evergreen Tree growing to 5 m (16ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a fast 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 cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Peschiera fuchsiifolia (A.DC.) Miers Peschiera gaudichaudii (A.DC.) Miers Peschiera gracillima Miers

Habitats
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Agroforestry Uses: A fast-growing natural pioneer that can quickly invade pasture, it also provides every year a large crop of fruits that are avidly eaten by birds. It is an essential choice for planting schemes to re-establish native woodland[419 ]. Other Uses The wood is light in weight, soft and with low resistance to rot. It can be used for boards in general, rafters and beams[419 ]. The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[419 ].
Cultivation details
Grows best in a sunny position[419 ]. The plant can become a serious weed in pastures where it often self-sows freely and also sends up suckers from the roots[419 ].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position or in the sun in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A germination rate in excess of 80% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[419 ]. The seed remains viable in storage for at least 10 months[419 ].
Other Names
Found In
Brazil
Weed Potential

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The plant can become a serious weed in pastures where it often self-sows freely and also sends up suckers from the roots[419 ].
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed
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