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Useful Tropical Plants

Exostyles venusta

Schott

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Vagem Grande

Exostyles venusta

General Information

Exostyles venusta is a semideciduous shrub or a tree with an elongate crown; it can grow from 3 - 20 metres tall. The straight bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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.
,
1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and also for its wood. With its ornamental foliage, the tree can be used for general landscaping[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - eastern Brazil.

Habitat

An understorey tree in dense, primary formations of the Atlantic and coastal rainforests, growing on sandy soils[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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.
,
1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitSemi-deciduous Tree
Height9.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


A plant of dappled woodland shade[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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.
]. It grows on sany soils in the wild[
1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
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

Fruits - raw[
1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Both monkeys and humans appreciate the fruits[
1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].The fruit has a fleshy consistency when mature[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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.
]. It is a yellowish-green legume around 125 - 184mm long, 23 - 26mm wide and 3 - 8mm thick, containing 6 - 10 seeds[
1853
Title
A Revision of the Genus Exostyles Schott (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 4 (2004), pp. 521-529
Author
Mansano V.de F. & Lewis G.P.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is medium-textured, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, with a moderate resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is difficult to work and plane, being considered suitable only for internal construction[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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.
].

Propagation

Seed - it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up and improve 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. The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected from untreated seed, with the seed sprouting within a few weeks[
625
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2009
ISBN
85-86714-34-4
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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