Machaerium macrophyllum is a vigorous climbing shrub, sometimes no more than 2 - 7 metres tall, but capable of climbing up to 30 metres into the forest canopy[
The fruits are sometimes gathered from the wild for use as a diuretic[
Northern S. America - northern Brazil, Venezuela, Surinam and Guyana.
Rain and creek forests, also in swamp forests[
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.
The fruits are diuretic[
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