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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We welcome suggested improvements to any of cwmpechianum articles. University of the West Indies. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage seasonally waterlogged Soil reaction neutral Soil texture heavy Special soil tolerances shallow.

There are 6 news article citations related to Haematoxylum campechianum L. Correll and Correll, During the eigtheenth century, H. The main product of Haematoxylum campechianum is the heartwood, which is the logwood of commerce.

Dinosaur, the common name given to a group of reptiles, often very large, that first appeared roughly…. A Global Compendium of Weeds. This website is provided for general information only. Brownish when neutral, it becomes yellow-reddish under acidic conditions and purple when alkaline. Under the Black Flag: However, the special qualities of the dye remain highly regarded, especially in histology, and the threat of complete replacements by synthetics is not yet evident. Chromosome number in H.

Flowers of logwood, Haematoxylum campechianum, El Peten, Guatemala

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Logwood is recorded as a weed of the natural environment in countries such as Australia and as an invasive species in the Caribbean, a term only applied to serious, high impact weeds.


This extract is also used to dye leather, fur, feathers and paper and to produce inks. Haematein is a standard histological stain mostly used in combination with eosin, whereby haematein shows up cell nuclei and eosin the protoplasm. The name logwood is sometimes applied to bluewood Condalia hookeria tree of the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae native to southwestern North America.

Flowing river, dyed red from the wood of this plant Photograph by: Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, Haematoxylum is a small genus with about four species native to Central America and southern Africa. Flora de Cuba, 2: Extracts have been used in traditional medicine as an astringent, anti-inflammatory agent and to treat gastric disorders.

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It may also refer to members of the genus Xylosmawhich is part of the willow family, Salicaceae. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Flowers of logwood, Haematoxylum campechianum, El Peten, Guatemala. Heartwood is mechanically strong, resistant to decay, and less easily penetrated by wood-preservative chemicals than other types of wood. Haematoxylin has the unique capacity to distinctively dye crystals of stereoisomeric compounds, making their difference visible to the naked eye.

Enumeration of campechjanum plants of Honduras. It is durable in contact with the ground and in exposed conditions. Select Language Afrikaans Arabic Swahili.

Mechanical control must be practiced over a several year period as dormant seeds will continue to germinate. Under favourable environmental conditions, trees can attain harvestable size in about 8 years Gurib-Fakim, Blackwood, Bloodwood, Campeche wood Names in non-English languages: By the beginning of the nineteenth century, H.

The wood is hard and heavy, in the to kgs per cubic meter 60 to 65 lbs per cubic ft range and is naturally resistant to rot and decay, but comes in logs too small and poorly-formed to make sawing them into lumber piratical. Haematoxylum campechianum blackwoodbloodwood treebluewoodcampeachy treecampeachy woodcampeche logwoodcampeche woodJamaica woodlogwood or logwood tree [1] is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceaethat is native to southern Mexico and northern Central America.


Haematoxylum campechianum flowers obtained from Vascular Plant Families. Bibliography, Macroclinium bicolor Bibliography, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala.

The wood has an agreeable odour resembling violets and a sweet astringent taste. There is no information or data available on the biological or chemical control of this species. Glossary of dyeing terms List of dyes.

And obviously all this wood is put into trucks and halted to the cattle ranches. Alum aluminium gives purple cxmpechianum but needs to be combined with copper or iron to increase colour-fastness. Dyes differ from pigments, which are finely ground solids dispersed in a liquid,….

Haematoxylum campechianum

Breeding objectives are selection of superior genotypes that can be used for propagation, e. The tree’s scientific name means “bloodwood” haima being Greek for blood and xylon for wood.

Actually I always wondered why some rivers have Pachira aquatica but not logwood. Mordants are necessary to dye textiles with haematein and different campecgianum give very different colours:

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