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Useful Tropical Plants

Muellera sericea

(Micheli) M.J.Silva & A.M.G.Azevedo

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Bergeronia sericea Micheli

Common Name:

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General Information

Muellera sericea is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall. The straight trunk is fluted and can be up to 30cm in diameter[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental, noteworthy for its beautiful flowers and the shade it provides[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
This taxon is not known to be threatened or in decline at present, there are, however, a number of general threats to the habitat as a result of anthropogenic activity. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

Range

S. America - northern Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia

Habitat

Gallery and riparian forest[
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.
]. Along river banks and on forested islands[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height12.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Muellera sericea is native to the subtropical and tropical zones of northern Argentina, Paraguay and southern Bolivia.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish yellow. The wood has a low lustre, poor durability and requires care when seasoning. It also emits a disagreeable odour, especially when freshly cut[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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