Author: Jan Scholten
Region: south America, southern, central and eastern Brazil.
Habitat: understorey, in semideciduous and gallery forests; preferring well-watered, clay soils; best in the dappled shade of the woodland, can also tolerate sunny positions.
Use: wood for tool handles, window and door frames, toys, moldings.
Semideciduous tree; dense crown; 6 to 10 metres tall; slow-growing.
Stem: cylindrical; 15 to 30cm in diameter; wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, slightly susceptible to the attacks of wood-eating organisms.