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Useful Tropical Plants

Parapiptadenia excelsa

(Griseb.) Burkart

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Piptadenia communis excelsa Griseb.

Piptadenia excelsa (Griseb.) Lillo

Prosopis herzogii Harms

Common Name:

Parapiptadenia excelsa
Leaves and immature seedpods
Photograph by: Germaine A. Parada
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General Information

Parapiptadenia excelsa is a tree with a wide crown; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru,

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m

Cultivation Details



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[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is a source of tannins[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
].

The heartwood is a light, pinkish-brown; the sapwood is pink. The grain is interlocked; there is no distinctive aroma but the taste is slightly astringent. The wood is very durable, even in contact with the soil. It is used for purposes such as construction and flooring[
363
Title
Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods
Publication
 
Author
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab
Website
http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/publications/
Publisher
USDA Forest Service
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Parapiptadenia+excelsa>

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