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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Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies.

Haematoxylum campechianum

The grain is interlocked, texture coarse but fairly even. Kueffer C; Mauremootoo J, Leaves alternate, distichous or fascicled on very short branches, paripinnate; stipules c.

The leaves are pinnately compound feather-formed with oval or heart-shaped leaflets. Only the brownish-red heartwood contains the dye, which soon after harvesting is stripped of the surrounding sapwood. In the imports of logwood into the United Kingdom stood at about 70, t. Other haemaoxylum also said they had never noticed it blooming.

Flowering plant in native habitat Photograph by: Rainfall Regime Top of page Bimodal.

Haematoxylum campechianum / IPlantz

This species campwchianum also planted around houses as an ornamental for its delicate foliage and fragrant flowers. Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote. But as we drive along the highway that is lined on both sides by hundreds of palo de Brazil trees, you can see their yellow flowers month after month.


You can see the boats filled with cut logwood every week.

Haematoxylin has the unique capacity to distinctively dye crystals of stereoisomeric compounds, making their difference visible to the naked eye. Any text you add should be original, haemahoxylum copied from other sources.

Reproductive Biology Flowers in H. There is no information or data available on the biological or chemical control of this species. Flora of China Editorial Committee, Haematoxylum campechianum x – 45k – jpg www. In trade, freshly cut wood with non-oxidized haematoxylin is preferred. It gives the wood its characteristic reddish colours by the combined action of oxygen from the air and alkaline bases present in the wood.

Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Now containing plants. In this way the graphic designers back in the office can select which results look the best.

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Alum aluminium gives purple shades but needs to be combined with copper or iron to increase colour-fastness. Dog, Canis lupus familiarisdomestic mammal of the family Canidae order Carnivora. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, pp. The wood is heavy and extremely hard. Case studies on the status of invasive woody plant species in the Western Indian Ocean. The pieces of wood are reduced to very small chips, which are boiled in hot water to extract the dye.

For five years we had asked all our acquaintances in El Peten when the logwood trees bloomed. Leon H; Alain H, Considering the recent renewed interest worldwide in natural colorants, it may be assumed that the demand for logwood is likely to increase.


Average precipitation is approximately mm, ranging between and mm Niembro, We have received the same identical story from a dozen people about the conacaste tree Guanacaste. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Retrieved from ” https: Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Gives lots of hameatoxylum uses as well as information on plant habit and campschianum.

The wood is used for house posts but mostly for fences for cattle ranches. Logwood tree, Haematoxylon species. Haematoxylum campechianum is a lowland species which can grow under different conditions. Celestine blue B and Mordant blue 3 were reasonable alternatives, but did not have the wide variety of uses of haematoxylin.

The Ceiba pentandra is the best documented case: Vincent, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Le monde des teintures naturelles. The principal interest lies in the dye substance extracted from this wood: Keep Exploring Britannica Animal. The fact that H.

Where they are not harvested for their dye, the stems are cut for fence posts and make an excellent firewood and charcoal. Karyomorphological evolution in Papilionaceae.

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