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Useful Tropical Plants

Machaerium firmum

(Vell.) Benth.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Nissolia firma Vell.

Common Name: Jacarandá Rosa

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General Information

Machaerium firmum is a spiny tree growing 5 - 15 metres tall with a cylindrical bole[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
1527
Title
Taxonomia de Machaerium incorruptibile (Vell.) Benth., e espécies afins (Leguminosae - Papilionoideae) na Mata AtlÃ
Publication
Rodriguésia 58 (1): 017-025. 2007
Author
Ribeiro R.D. & Lime H.C. de
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1527
Title
Taxonomia de Machaerium incorruptibile (Vell.) Benth., e espécies afins (Leguminosae - Papilionoideae) na Mata AtlÃ
Publication
Rodriguésia 58 (1): 017-025. 2007
Author
Ribeiro R.D. & Lime H.C. de
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - eastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest, usually near the coast, in seasonally semideciduous forest.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



This species is closely related to Machaerium incorruptibile[
1527
Title
Taxonomia de Machaerium incorruptibile (Vell.) Benth., e espécies afins (Leguminosae - Papilionoideae) na Mata AtlÃ
Publication
Rodriguésia 58 (1): 017-025. 2007
Author
Ribeiro R.D. & Lime H.C. de
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
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[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for civil construction, beams, poles, lathe work, carpentry, pianos etc[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-10-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Machaerium+firmum>

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