Collection Details

Variety: Machaerium leiophyllum var. latifolium

Fabaceae Machaerium leiophyllum var. latifolium
J. E. Householder , Angel Balarezo Mozambite, Javier Huinga Maceda 473

Collection Date: 11 April 2009
Determined By: J.E. Householder
Determination Date: 11 April 2009
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Rio Bajo Madre de Dios - Northern magin of river several kilometer upriver of confluence of Rio Heath. Aguajal Bolivia .

DD Latitude: -12.4445

DD Longitude: -68.698

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 170-210 m


Habitat Description: Swamp habitat dominated by Mauritia flexuosa.

Soil Description: Soils paritially decomposed organic material to mucky; always dark, deep, and acidic. Completley saturated, water flow minimal.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Trunk bark pinkish red and highly fissured. No latex.

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Bolivia

Project: Aguajal Project