Collection Details

Species: Machaerium floribundum

Fabaceae Machaerium floribundum
J. Huinga , Ethan Householder, Angel Balarezo Mozambite 47

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: Mixed Mauritia flexuosa forest. Slighlty undulating terrain cut by perrenial seepages feeding swamp habitat. Water table at or near surface.

Soil Description: Soils variable, from pure sand in small spring channels to pure organic or fine loamy sand in deprresions.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Trunk with spines that may be stipule derived. Stilt roots. Perhaps young leaves?. Morphospecies name: Fabaceae 2.

Min. Height: 3 m

Min. DBH: 2.5 cm

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Mercedes

Project: Aguajal Project