Collection Details

Species: Machaerium kegelii

Fabaceae Machaerium kegelii
J. Huinga , Ethan Householder, Angel Balarezo Mozambite 56

Collection Date: 15 October 2008
Determined By: J. P. Janovec
Determination Date: 15 November 2010
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: Liana. Smooth bark with paired spines, situated horizontally. No prominent secondaries. Morphospecies name: Fabaceae 3.

Min. Height: 5 m

Min. DBH: 2.7 cm

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Mercedes

Project: Aguajal Project