Martiodendron macrocarpon Gleason
Martiusia elata Ducke
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[
The tree yields a heavy, hard and tough timber, though it is little used[
S. America - northern Brazil, southern Venezuela.
An emergent and canopy tree in tropical rainforest, mainly in areas subject to seasonal, but not deep, inundation, sometimes in areas free of flooding[
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Species in this genus generaly grow on well-drained clay soils[
]. Found in the wild mainly on argillaceous soils[
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 wood is hard, tough and durable. It is suitable for general heavy construction such as house framing, pillars and bridging[
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