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
Etaballia dubia (Kunth) Rudd
Ecastaphyllum dubium Kunth
Hecastaphyllum dubium Kunth
Etaballia guianensis Benth.
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)[
S. America - Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas
Lowland areas in places periodically inundated, humid tropical rainforests, varzea and igapó; at elevations up to 200 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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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[
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