Blommed logwood trees, photography of flowers of palo de Campeche in El Peten area of Guatemala. Haematoxylum campechianum is indigenous in Mexico (along the south-eastern coast of the Gulf of Campeche and in Peninsular Yucatan) and Belize. Logwood: Logwood, (Haematoxylum campechianum), tree of the pea family ( Fabaceae), native to Central America and the West Indies. The wood is heavy and.

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Outside its native range, this species is able to grow in disturbed secondary forest, along roadsides, riverbanks, lowland dry forests, urban forests, and seasonal waterlogged areas Seegeler, ; Wagner et al.

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Flowers of logwood, Haematoxylum campechianum, El Peten, Guatemala

In commercial operations, the dye-liquor is dehydration under vacuum to produce dye crystals. Showing campechianjm of 0 comments. The fact that H. France and Switzerland supply many consuming countries through re-export trade.

Flora of Puerto Rico and Adjacent Islands: Retrieved 18 September In the islands of the Indian Ocean, particularly Rodrigues, the tree is grown and highly prized by bee keepers as its flowers impart a distinctive flavour and fragrance to the honey produced locally. Bibliography, Parmentiera aculeata Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa.

Catalogue of introduced and cultivated plants in New Caledonia. The flowers produce abundant nectar and it is reported as a major nectar source and honey plant throughout its native and non-native range. Random House Publishing Group.


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Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness H. The representation of two logwood cutters in the national emblem of Belize still reflects the former importance of the trade. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Agroforestry Systems, 14 2: Logwood Scientific classification Kingdom: And after many years of asking our contacts throughout El Peten when But the general consensus is that not all trees of all species bloom every year.

Pure logwood honey is light amber to almost white and reported yields have been as high as kgs lbs per colony per season. In this way the graphic designers back in the office can select which results look the best.

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Evaporation of the liquid leaves behind a powder, often called crystals. In Jamaica logwood is common on exposed limestone hillsides in dry secondary thickets. There are 8 Wikipedia citations related to Haematoxylum haematoxylu, L. Its cells usually contain tannins or other substances that make it dark in colour and sometimes aromatic.

Flavoring, herbs, and spices Bibliography on Capsicum sp. Flowers of logwood, Haematoxylum campechianumtaken on the last week of March Haematoxylum campechianum flowering branch obtained from Vascular Plant Families.

Description Top haematoxylun page Small, bushy thorny, gnarled shrub or tree up to haematoxhlum m tall; trunk irregularly fluted and contorted, attaining a length of m and a diameter of 60 cm, bark grey to brown, rather smooth, peeling in flakes.


This species is also planted around houses as an ornamental for its delicate foliage and fragrant flowers. New plants are usually started from seed, which remain viable for up to eight months under cold, dry storage and germinate readily, with about half sprouting after three weeks.

So the cattle ranches first cut down and burn down all the forests and then they buy illegally cut logwood from other parts of Guatemala. The wood is heavy and extremely hard. Logwood was once an important source of black dyewhich is obtained campcehianum the red heartwood campehianum is still used as a source of the histological stain hematoxylin.

Compendium of Indian medicinal plants. Experiments on a larger scale cultivation of logwood in tropical Africa, e. Haematoxylum campechianum detail of flowering tree x – 80k database.

The tree’s scientific name means “bloodwood” haima being Greek for blood and xylon for wood. Mechanical control must be practiced over a several year period as dormant seeds will continue to germinate. But I estimate that most palo de tinto trees bloom every year, just that people do not notice the flowers.

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