Collection Details

Species: Buchenavia macrophylla Eichler

Combretaceae Buchenavia macrophylla
A. Balarezo , Ethan Householder, Javier Huinga Maceda 2147

Collection Date: 15 October 2008
Determined By: J.E. Householder
Determination Date: 15 October 2008
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Careterra Cusco Km 37.5 - Comunidad Mercedes. Aguajal Mercedes.

DD Latitude: -12.695

DD Longitude: -69.4693

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 200-250 m


Habitat Description: Swamp habitat dominated by Mauritia flexuosa and Sloanea sp..

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: Tree. Innerbark thin and red, but not grainy. No latex, no fragrance. Leaves terminally clustered, glands, little indumentum. Morphospecies name: NN Mrysine 9.

Min. Height: 4 m

Min. DBH: 4.5 cm

Habit: Tree

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Mercedes

Project: Aguajal Project