Collection Details

Species: Dussia tessmannii Harms

Fabaceae Dussia tessmannii Harms
J. E. Householder , Angel Balarezo Mozambite, Javier Huinga Maceda 89

Collection Date: 18 October 2007
Determined By: J.E. Householder
Determination Date: 18 October 2007
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Manu

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Rio Alto Madre de Dios - Boca Manu. Communidad Isla de los Valles.

Locality Site Specific: Communidad Isla de los Valles.

DD Latitude: -12.2585

DD Longitude: -70.914

Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 m

Elevation: 280-320 m


Habitat Description: Abandoned channel of Manu river. Seasonal floods of sediment-rich waters often exceed 2 m for several months. Currently dry.

Soil Description: Soils clayey.

Habitat: Floodplain Forest

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Tree. Innerbark with green vertical lines. Red latex. Twig bark reddish brown with white lenticles, often in zig zag pattern.

Min. Height: 12 m

Habit: Tree

Other Data

Project: Flora of Madre de Dios