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Useful Tropical Plants

Pterocarpus dubius

(Kunth) Spreng.

Fabaceae


We are following the treatment in Klitgård, B. B. et al. 2013. A detailed investigation of the Pterocarpus clade (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Etaballia with radially symmetrical flowers is nested within the papilionoid-flowered Pterocarpus S. African J. Bot. 89:128-142., which moves this taxon from Etaballia (as Etaballia dubia (Kunth) Rudd) to the genus Pterocarpus

+ Synonyms

Etaballia dubia (Kunth) Rudd

Ecastaphyllum dubium Kunth

Hecastaphyllum dubium Kunth

Etaballia guianensis Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Pterocarpus dubius is a tree growing around 30 metres tall.
The tree is sometimes harvested for its attractive timber.
Pterocarpus dubius is not considered to be threatened or in decline at present and does not meet any criteria for a threatened category. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas

Habitat

Lowland areas in places periodically inundated, humid tropical rainforests, varzea and igapó; at elevations up to 200 metres[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a reddish-brown streaked with black; it is clearly demarcated from the very broad band of white sapwood. The wood is very hard and heavy and takes a good polish. An attractive wood, suitable for furniture[
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.
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Propagation

Seed -
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