Vuapa florida (H.Karst.) Kuntze
Macrolobium floridum is a tree with an elongated crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be around 35cm in diameter[
The tree yields a good quality wood.
S. America - Venezuela
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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.
Sapwood thick, very light brown; the heartwood is a dark reddish brown. The wod is rather soft, moderately heavy, rather strong, coarse grained, easily worked, splits readily, taking a moderately good polish, and is durable in contact with the soil[
]. No uses are recorded, but the wood of species in this genus is generally suitable for cabinet work and furniture making[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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