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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Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. There are citation in web searches related to Haematoxylum campechianum L. Alum aluminium gives purple shades but needs to camoechianum combined with copper or iron to increase colour-fastness.

The action of ammonia and oxygen from the air causes dark purple scales of haematein haematoxein to cammpechianum, often observable as the fine greenish hue on logwood chips. How Piracy Forged an Empire.

Flora of Australia, Fruits vines or cacti Granadilla Pitaya. General importance Geographic coverage Africa Geographic coverage World Caampechianum use Timber use Medicinal use Haematoxylum campechianum planted and naturalized.

Flora of Puerto Rico and Adjacent Islands: Retrieved 28 July History of Introduction and Spread Top of page H. So far there is no evidence of any significant government attempt to stop the destruction of haematoxlyum river eco-systems. For five years we had asked all our acquaintances in El Peten when the logwood trees bloomed.

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The Editors haematoxyluj Encyclopaedia Britannica. It has a fair degree of fastness and good penetration. There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet haejatoxylum contact: Daily Life of Pirates.


Case studies on the status of invasive woody plant species in the Western Indian Ocean. The wood is used for house posts but mostly for fences for cattle ranches. Wood is also used as firewood and for posts. Being rich in tannins, decoctions of the bark are used in Senegal campehcianum Mauritius against diarrhoea, and an infusion of the flowers is used against bronchial problems. ATropical tree seed manual, U. The extract was once used as a pH indicator. Different colours are obtained by adding different mordants.

You can hear the chain saws operating every day. The useful plants of dermatology: The Leguminosae of Madagascar. Actually I always wondered why some rivers have Pachira aquatica but not logwood.

Prices have fluctuated enormously over the years. Haematoxylum campechianum detail of flowering tree. Haematoxylum brasiletto from tropical America, which is also used as source of a red dye brazilinand H. In commercial operations, the dye-liquor is dehydration under vacuum to produce dye crystals.

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The tree’s scientific name means “bloodwood” haima being Greek for blood and xylon for wood. Further investigation is needed. They come into bloom in the dry hhaematoxylum and are followed by flat seedpods 2 to 5 cm 1.

During the eigtheenth century, H. The most endangered major tropical ecosystem. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

It can withstand dry conditions, but in Central America it grows best in flat marshy areas often inundated by rivers, occasionally forming almost pure stands. The maximum temperatures occur in April and May; the minimum temperatures in December and January. Your contribution may be further edited by our harmatoxylum, and its publication is subject to our final approval.


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Fabaceaepea family of flowering plants angiospermswithin the order Fabales. The upright stems are twisted or deeply fluted and covered in grey or brown bark that becomes cracked, rough and flaking with age. The haematoxylin is also a histological stain used for staining cell nuclei Seegeler, ; Gurib-Fakim, Growing 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.

Usually we use ring flash and then macro flash. Retrieved 12 December It is also an acceptable firewood. Flowers, toxic Florifundia, Brugmansia arborea Hura polyandra, Videos exploding seed pods Solandra maxima. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. University of the West Indies, Haematein is the colouring agent and is used commercially for dyeing wool, silk, cotton, fur, leather, bone and certain synthetic fibres e.

Views Read Edit View history. Average precipitation is approximately mm, ranging between and mm Niembro, When time and funding permit, each flower each plant species will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala and Honduras, etc to study. But a botanist would need to tag the trees over a several year period to be sure whether every mature tinto tree booms or not.