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Useful Tropical Plants

Machaerium caudatum

Ducke

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

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General Information

Machaerium caudatum is a tree.
The fruits are sometimes gathered from the wild for use as a diuretic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Amazonian Brazil.

Habitat

Rainforest.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of lowland, humid tropical areas.

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fruits are diuretic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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