Swartzia jenmanii is a tree growing up to 33 metres tall. The bole is deeply fluted and twisted, it can be 60 - 90cm in diameter and unbranched for up to 20 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber.
The sawdust from wood of plants in this genus can be irritating to mill workers[
Northern S. America - Venezuela, Guyana.
A canopy tree in rainforests[
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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[
The wood is a lustrous pale creamy yellow. The grain is straight; the texture fine. The wood is hard, tough, strong, resilient, moderately durable. It is easy to work and finishes very smoothly. Because of the deeply fluted and twisted nature of the bole, however, only short, thin billets are obtainable[
]. It is used for paddles and is recommended for tool handles. It will likely have many additional uses when more is known concerning its properties[
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