Apoplanesia paniculata is a tree with a rather broad, rounded crown; it usually grows 6 - 9 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a dye and source of wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
C. America - Guatemala to Mexico
Dry, brushy or thinly forested, often rocky hillsides or plains; mostly at elevations from 200 - 300 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The plant produces dense masses of white flowers, each bearing a yellow spot at the base of the standard, at which time it is very ornamental[
A yellow dye is obtained from the bark[
The wood is hard, resilient, resistant to decay and easy to work. It is not used commercially, but is used locally for turnery, making small cabinets etc, and was used traditionally for making bows[
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