Nissolia incorruptibilis Vell.
Machaerium fluminense Rudd
Machaerium mucronatum Vogel
Common Name: JacarandÃ¡ Rosa
Machaerium incorruptibile is a semi-evergreen tree usually growing from 5 - 13 metres tall with a cylindrical bole[
The tree yields a high quality timber that is used locally and has been traded internationally[
S. America - eastern Brazil (Sao Paulo, Ro de Janeiro, Esperiot Santo, Bahia)
Atlantic rainforest, usually near the coast, in seasonally semideciduous forest and tropical rain forest[
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This species is closely related to Machaerium firmum[
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 very hard, durable. A high-quality timber, it is used for civil and naval construction, piers and other items exposed to water, external works, posts, poles, turnery, musical instruments including harps and flutes, luxury woodworking and carpentry[
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