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Useful Tropical Plants

Macrolobium angustifolium

(Benth.) Cowan

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Macrolobium chrysostachyum (Miq.) Benth.

Macrolobium hymeneaefolium Pittier

Vouapa angustifolia Benth.

Vouapa chrysostachya Miq.

Common Name: Ipê da Folha Miúda

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General Information

Macrolobium angustifolium is a tree usually growing 4 - 9 metres tall[
1529
Title
Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brasil
Publication
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Naturais 8(1): 75-93. 2012
Author
Félix-Da-Silva, M.M., M.N.C. Bastos & E.S.C. Gurgel
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
], with reports of trees up to 30 metres[
922
Title
Non-timber forest products of the North-West District of Guyana
Publication
Tropenbos-Guyana Series 8a
Author
van Andel T.R.
Publisher
Tropenbos-Guyana Programme; Georgetown, Guyana
Year
2000
ISBN
90-393-2536-7
Description
A very detailed study of the peoples and the plants they use, it includes a field guide to almost 500 species of useful plants.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, and also for its good quality wood, which is traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1529
Title
Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brasil
Publication
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Naturais 8(1): 75-93. 2012
Author
Félix-Da-Silva, M.M., M.N.C. Bastos & E.S.C. Gurgel
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas

Habitat

Common in swamp forest on pegasse[
922
Title
Non-timber forest products of the North-West District of Guyana
Publication
Tropenbos-Guyana Series 8a
Author
van Andel T.R.
Publisher
Tropenbos-Guyana Programme; Georgetown, Guyana
Year
2000
ISBN
90-393-2536-7
Description
A very detailed study of the peoples and the plants they use, it includes a field guide to almost 500 species of useful plants.
]. Along the sides of rivers and in lower and wetland areas[
1529
Title
Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brasil
Publication
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Naturais 8(1): 75-93. 2012
Author
Félix-Da-Silva, M.M., M.N.C. Bastos & E.S.C. Gurgel
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark is used internally and externally to treat fevers[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

The wood is moderately heavy. It is used in civil construction, in internal and external works, carpentry, woodworking, cricket bats, plywood and cellulose[
1529
Title
Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brasil
Publication
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Naturais 8(1): 75-93. 2012
Author
Félix-Da-Silva, M.M., M.N.C. Bastos & E.S.C. Gurgel
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. It is valued especially for its use in making floors and boards of high quality[
1529
Title
Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brasil
Publication
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Naturais 8(1): 75-93. 2012
Author
Félix-Da-Silva, M.M., M.N.C. Bastos & E.S.C. Gurgel
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Macrolobium+angustifolium>

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