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Senefeldera verticillata - (Vell.) Croizat

Common Name Senefeldera
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Atlantic rainforest, growing in the more open areas and in secondary growth formations, commonly found invading abandoned agricultural fields[625 ].
Range S. America - eastern Brazil.
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Weed Potential No
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Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Senefeldera verticillata Senefeldera


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Summary

Senefeldera verticillata is an evergreen tree commonly found in South America, particularly in eastern part of Brazil. It grows about 6-18 m in height and 20-40 cm in bole diameter. It has a dense and elongated crown, and slender and usually hollow bole. It is fast-growing when young and an excellent pioneer species. There are no known medicinal and edible uses. The wood is not often used as a timber but commonly used for fuel and to make charcoal.


Physical Characteristics

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Senefeldera verticillata is an evergreen Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 12 m (39ft) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Omphalea verticillata Vell. Senefeldera angustifolia Klotzsch Senefeldera dodecandra M?ll.Arg. Senef

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Charcoal  Fuel  Pioneer  Wood

Agroforestry Uses: An excellent pioneer species, fast-growing in sunny positions, easy to propagate and rapidly invading abandoned agricultural land; it can be used when restoring native woodland and also for establishing woodland gardens[625 , K ]. Other Uses The wood is average-textured, straight-grained, heavy, with poor to moderate mechanical properties and a low resistance to rot. Not often used as a timber, but the wood has a high energy value and is commonly used for fuel and to make charcoal[625 ].

Special Uses

Food Forest

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Cultivation details

Requires a sunny position[625 ]. A fast-growing plant when young, easily reaching a height of 2.5 metres or more within 2 years from seed[625 ].

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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 40 - 50 days[625 ].

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Found In

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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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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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