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Cecropia hololeuca - Seeds

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1 package containing 250 grams of seeds of Cecropia hololeuca, processed and selected with quality standard IBFLORESTAS, with approximately 22,500 seeds.

 Cecropia hololeuca - Seeds

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Popular Name: Silver Embaúva, embaúva black, white embaúba, embaúva white.

Scientific name: Cecropia hololeuca

Family: Urticaceae

Package Weight: 250 Grams

Dispersion Syndrome: zoochorous

Botany Synony:
Cecropia Snethl candida.

Ecological Group: Pioneer

Rating succession: Pioneer

Threat of Extinction: Near Threatened

Biome: Atlantic

Timing resolution as SMA 08 - State of São Paulo: Forest Semideciduous - Center, Rain Forest - South East

Source: Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Places of Occurrence: Northeast, Southeast

Where to Plant: Squares, parks and gardens.

Planting Soil: Wetlands

Porte Tree: From 5 to 10 meters, 10 to 15 meters

Utilities: boxes, Fruit trees for birds, Ornamental Use

Wood: Lightweight (density 0.43 g / cm ³), soft, low strength and low durability.

Stem: Stem 20-30 cm in diameter, coated fibrous bark, thin, striated and reticulated with rhytidome.

Foliage: Leaves alternate spiral, simple, peltate, concentrated at the apex of the branches, stipulated in the apical region, palmatipartidas, 6-10 deep-lobed, with indumentum flaky on both sides but more visible on the abaxial and the new leaves, leathery, of 50-60 cm diameter, with lobes of 20-35 cm long.

Flower: Flowers not showy, fragrant, arranged in spikes.

Fruit: Fruit dry, brown, 1 mm long, clustered in spikes and endowed with 1 seed.

Edible Fruit: No

Potential Landscape: The tree is one of the most beautiful of our flora, lending countenance to the characteristic feature of the forests that contain because of its silvery foliage that stands in the middle of the green. This same look can be given to landscaping, where he finds wide application.

Phenology: Flowering over a season, but with greater intensity in October-January. The fruits ripen in July-November.

Average Time of Emergency: 30 Days

Seeds per Kilo: 900000

Seeds per pack: 225000

Seeds by Cova: 3

Collecting Month: November

Longevity and Storage: Seeds with high longevity natural part of soil seed bank.

Harvest: Harvest the fruit directly from the tree when they are ripe, which is easily noticed by the presence of damage by birds. Then leave them stacked in plastic bags for a few days to start the decomposition and facilitate their soaking water. The seeds are surrounded by a halo which mucilaginous coats, which must be removed by washing and drying in the sun. The seeds are separated by filtering the suspension fruit and leaving the filtrate to dry in the sun.

Break Dormancy: Seeds of imbaúba-silver seedcoat dormancy feature. In nature, the seeds of silver-embaúba are ingested by birds, and their germination increased thanks to the action of your digestive juices. Not yet certain treatments to overcome seed dormancy.

How to Plant: Place the seeds to germinate as soon as harvested in semi-shaded plots containing clay substratum. As these are small seeds, cover them lightly with just the substrate sifted. The germination is low. Plant development in the field is fast.

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