Germination: Cold stratify for 2-3 months in moist sowing mix. Sow 1cm in coir or sowing mix + perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet.
A medium-sized, dry deciduous tree to 30 m tall with a prickly trunk, aromatic, large pinnate leaves and bunches of attractive reddish to dark purple fruits.
The wood is used for furniture, flooring and construction but the tree is also an attractive ornamental for tropical regions.
Native to lowland forests in Central America.