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Useful Tropical Plants

Martiodendron elatum

(Ducke) Gleason

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Martiodendron macrocarpon Gleason

Martiusia elata Ducke

Common Name:

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General Information

Martiodendron elatum is a very large tree that can be up to 46 metres tall. The long, straight bole can be up to 77cm in diameter, usually with large buttresses[
1531
Title
Revision of Martiodendron (Cassieae, Caesalpiniaceae)
Publication
Brittonia Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 15, 1962), pp. 191-209
Author
Koeppen R. & Iltis H.H.
Website
http://10.2307/2805226
Publisher
 
Year
1962
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree yields a heavy, hard and tough timber, though it is little used[
1531
Title
Revision of Martiodendron (Cassieae, Caesalpiniaceae)
Publication
Brittonia Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 15, 1962), pp. 191-209
Author
Koeppen R. & Iltis H.H.
Website
http://10.2307/2805226
Publisher
 
Year
1962
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1531
Title
Revision of Martiodendron (Cassieae, Caesalpiniaceae)
Publication
Brittonia Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 15, 1962), pp. 191-209
Author
Koeppen R. & Iltis H.H.
Website
http://10.2307/2805226
Publisher
 
Year
1962
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, southern Venezuela.

Habitat

An emergent and canopy tree in tropical rainforest, mainly in areas subject to seasonal, but not deep, inundation, sometimes in areas free of flooding[
1531
Title
Revision of Martiodendron (Cassieae, Caesalpiniaceae)
Publication
Brittonia Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 15, 1962), pp. 191-209
Author
Koeppen R. & Iltis H.H.
Website
http://10.2307/2805226
Publisher
 
Year
1962
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height35.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generaly grow on well-drained clay soils[
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.
]. Found in the wild mainly on argillaceous soils[
1531
Title
Revision of Martiodendron (Cassieae, Caesalpiniaceae)
Publication
Brittonia Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 15, 1962), pp. 191-209
Author
Koeppen R. & Iltis H.H.
Website
http://10.2307/2805226
Publisher
 
Year
1962
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

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is hard, tough and durable. It is suitable for general heavy construction such as house framing, pillars and bridging[
1531
Title
Revision of Martiodendron (Cassieae, Caesalpiniaceae)
Publication
Brittonia Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 15, 1962), pp. 191-209
Author
Koeppen R. & Iltis H.H.
Website
http://10.2307/2805226
Publisher
 
Year
1962
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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