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Useful Tropical Plants

Lagetta lagetto

(Sw.) Nash

Thymelaeaceae

+ Synonyms

Daphne lagetto Sw.

Lagetta lintearia Lam.

Common Name: Lacebark

Lagetta lagetto
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Walter Hood Fitch, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 76 (ser. 3 no. 6) plate 4502
Public domain

General Information

Lacebark is a tree growing 5 - 12 metres tall[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].
A very fine fibre, used as a lace substitute, can be obtained from the bark[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.

Range

Caribbean - Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica.

Habitat

Woodlands on limestone hills at elevations of 450 - 780 metres[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark produces a beautiful fibre, very strong and well suited for the most delicate textile purposes[
346
Title
Economic Plants in Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Fawcett. W.
Publisher
Government of Jamaica, Kingston.
Year
1891
ISBN
 
Description
A nice little guide giving a terse description and details of useful plants grown economically in Jamaica. Rather dated, so many of the names have been changed since then. Also available for download from the Internet.
]. When the inner bark is carefully drawn out or stretched by the hands a pentagonal and hexagonal mesh is formed in every respect like lace, and many ornamental things are made from it[
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.
,
346
Title
Economic Plants in Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Fawcett. W.
Publisher
Government of Jamaica, Kingston.
Year
1891
ISBN
 
Description
A nice little guide giving a terse description and details of useful plants grown economically in Jamaica. Rather dated, so many of the names have been changed since then. Also available for download from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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