Collection Details

Species: Machaerium sp. Jeh1722

Fabaceae Machaerium sp. Jeh1722
J. E. Householder 2434

Collection Date: 5 March 2013
Determined By: J. E. Householder
Determination Date: 17 October 2013
Institution: INPA


Continent: South America

Country: Brazil

Region: Amazonas

Subregion: Barcelos

Closest Town: Barcelos

Locality Description: Rio Aracá, northern tributary of Rio Negro.

DD Latitude: -0.08581

DD Longitude: -63.4118

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Min. Elevation: 30 m


Habitat Description: Headwaters region along igarapé (channel) dominated by Mauritia flexuosa. The channel drains a large flooded savana region about 4km upstream. Hydrology ranges from moderately flowing stream channel to stagnant pool with ~50cm of standing water. Water black, free of sediment.

Soil Description: Substrate composed of two to three meters of root mass, mainly comprised of dead Mauritia flexuosa root. Underlain by very fine, white sand that covers entire region.

Habitat: Aguajal

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Liana with spines. Slash with red latex.

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Rio Aracá

Project: Aguajal Project