Common Name: JacarandÃ¡ Rosa
Machaerium firmum is a spiny tree growing 5 - 15 metres tall with a cylindrical bole[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
Atlantic rainforest, usually near the coast, in seasonally semideciduous forest.
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This species is closely related to Machaerium incorruptibile[
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[
The wood is used for civil construction, beams, poles, lathe work, carpentry, pianos etc[
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