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Useful Tropical Plants

Caesalpinia glabrata

Kunth

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Caesalpinia corymbosa Benth.

Caesalpinia paipai Ruiz & Pav.

Libidibia corymbosa (Benth.) Britton & Killip

Common Name:

Caesalpinia glabrata
Flowering branch
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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Caesalpinia glabrata Caesalpinia glabrata

General Information

Caesalpinia glabrata is a shrub or small tree.
The seed pods are sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a dye and ink.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Peru, Ecuador.

Habitat

Found near the coast in Ecuador, at elevations from sea level to 500 metres.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the lowland tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The seeds pods are used as the source of a black dye and a good ink[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Propagation

Seed -

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