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Useful Tropical Plants

Pseudopiptadenia suaveolens

(Miq.) J.W.Grimes

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Newtonia suaveolens (Miq.) Brenan

Piptadenia suaveolens Miq.

Common Name:

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General Information

Pseudopiptadenia suaveolens is a tree with a broad, flat crown; it can grow up to 50 metres tall. The bole has buttresses up to 5 metres high[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Costa Rica.

Habitat

Rain forests, savannah forests and mountain savannah forests[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
]. Forests in areas not subject to seasonal inundation at elevations below 400 metres[
412
Title
Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Pennington, T.D.; Reynel, C. & Daza, A.
Publisher
David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
Year
2004
ISBN
0 9538134 3 6
Description
A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height42.00 m
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[
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 heartwood is a pinkish brown to red-brown or light brown, sometimes with darker, thin veins; it is not clearly demarcated from the 3 - 8cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or interlocked, sometimes wavy. The wood is moderately heavy to heavy; moderately hard to very hard, elastic; moderately durable, having good resistance to dry wood borers and some resistance to fungi and termites. The wood seasons somewhat slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It has a fairly high blunting effect, so stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; planing is often difficult due to the interlocked grain; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood is used in heavy construction, industrial flooring, turnery, furniture components, boxes and crates, joinery, musical instruments, formwork etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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