Piptadenia communis excelsa Griseb.
Piptadenia excelsa (Griseb.) Lillo
Prosopis herzogii Harms
Parapiptadenia excelsa is a tree with a wide crown; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru,
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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 bark is a source of tannins[
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[
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