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Useful Tropical Plants

Platymiscium floribundum

Vogel

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Platymiscium cordatum Taub.

Platymiscium latifolium Benth.

Platymiscium nitens Vogel

Platymiscium obtusifolium Harms

Common Name:

Platymiscium floribundum

General Information

Platymiscium floribundum is a semievergreen tree with an elongated, vase-shaped crown; it can grow 10 - 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be 40 - 50cm in diameter[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
,
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its good quality wood. A very ornamental tree, especially when in bloom, it can be used in landscaping and has potential for use in reforestation projects[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
,
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.

Range

S. America - eastern and central Brazil.

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest, nearly always in dense primary forest, favouring moist locations on river banks in gallery forests, on alluvial plains subject to inundation, lowlands and the bases of slopes, at elevations up to 700 metres[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
,
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height18.00 m
Growth RateSlow
PollinatorsBees, Wasps, Insects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a position with some shade[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
]. Grows best in a moist, fertile soil[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
].
A slow-growing tree[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
].
The young branches and leaf internodes are inhabited by aggressive ants, which cultivate scale bugs in the internodes[
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].
The sap has a strong smell rather like sweet peas[
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
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

Agroforestry Uses:

The tree has potential for use in reforestation projects[
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].
The flowers are strongly scented and attract large numbers of bees and wasps[
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is brown; it is distinctly demacated from the creamish-coloured sapwood. The wood is medium-textured, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, very hard, with good mechanical properties, resistant to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. A good quality wood, it is used for fine cabinet work, veneer, wainscotings, lathe work, carving, tool handles and for various purposes in construction including rafters, beams, door and window frames etc[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
,
904
Title
Ptatymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): Biogeography Systematics, Morphology, Taxonomy and Uses.
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 60 No. 3 pp.321 - 400
Author
Kitgaard B.B.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus Platymiscium.
].

Propagation

Seed - it has a very short period of viability and so is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A high germination rate can be expected from fresh seeds, with the seed sprouting within 8 - 14 days[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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.
]. The seedlings grow away quite slowly and they should be ready to plant out 8 - 9 months later[
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
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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