Macrolobium racemigerum Tul.
Outea racemigera Tul.
Vouapa pendula (Vogel) Kuntze
Vouapa pendula (Vogel) Taub.
Vouapa racemigera (Tul.) Kuntze
Macrolobium pendulum is a tree growing from 2 - 10 metres tall[
The plant is harvested on a commercial basis for its wood, which is traded internationally[
Macrolobium pendulum is not known to be specifically threatened or in decline at present despite general threats to the habitat. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Northern S. America - Brazil, the Guyanas
Forest margins along the sides of rivers and lakes; at elevations up to 500 metres[
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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.
The timber has a range of uses including garden furniture and decking, flooring and in jewellery 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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