Machaerium allemanii Benth.
Machaerium scleroxylum AllemÃ£o
Common Name: JacarandÃ¡ Tan
Machaerium pedicellatum is a tree
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood.
S. America - eastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia)
Savannah, riverine forest, gallery forest and seasonally semi-deciduous forest.
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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 attractive, red wood is dery durable, resistant to the attacks of insects, including marine borers, and extremely hard Of high quality, it is used in heavy construction, including for use in water and exposed to the soil[
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