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Useful Tropical Plants

Macrolobium pendulum

Vogel

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Macrolobium racemigerum Tul.

Outea racemigera Tul.

Vouapa pendula (Vogel) Taub.

Vouapa pendula (Vogel) Kuntze

Vouapa racemigera (Tul.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Macrolobium pendulum is a tree growing from 2 - 10 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
 
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1530
Title
O gênero Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae) no estado do Amapá, Brasil
Publication
Iheringia, Série Botânica, Porto Alegre, 72(2):267-275, 31 de agosto de 2017
Author
Félix-da-Silva et al.
Website
http://10.21826/2446-8231201772213
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
2446-8231
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested on a commercial basis for its wood, which is traded internationally[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].
Macrolobium pendulum is not known to be specifically threatened or in decline at present despite general threats to the habitat. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1530
Title
O gênero Macrolobium Schreb. (Leguminosae) no estado do Amapá, Brasil
Publication
Iheringia, Série Botânica, Porto Alegre, 72(2):267-275, 31 de agosto de 2017
Author
Félix-da-Silva et al.
Website
http://10.21826/2446-8231201772213
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
2446-8231
Description
 

Range

Northern S. America - Brazil, the Guyanas

Habitat

Forest margins along the sides of rivers and lakes; at elevations up to 500 metres[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
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

None known

Other Uses

The timber has a range of uses including garden furniture and decking, flooring and in jewellery making[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

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.
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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-10. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Macrolobium+pendulum>

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