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Useful Tropical Plants

Peltogyne discolor

Vogel

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cynometra riedeliana Harms

Peltogyne riedeliana (Harms) Dwyer

Common Name: Guarabu

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General Information

Peltogyne discolor is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall[
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A valuable timber, the tree is harvested from the wild for local use and for trade.
Peltogyne discolor is logged for timber and its habitat is under threat, particularly from urban development and agriculture. However it has a large range and is not currently seen as under threat. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - eastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Esperito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia)

Habitat

Riverine forest, seasonally semideciduous forest, tropical rain forest; at elevations up to 500 metres.

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood becomes purple upon exposure. It is very popular for the timber used in furniture and flooring, as well as for speciality wood items such as billiard cue butts, chemical vats and carving[
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Propagation

Seed - it has a hard seedcoat and, unless sown when fresh and still moist, may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing. Sow the seed in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 25 days[
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Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
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Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
]. When the seedlings are 6 - 7cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 9 - 11 months later[
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Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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. 2019-04-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Peltogyne+discolor>

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