Caesalpinia multiflora B.L.Rob.
Conzattia arborea Rose
Conzattia multiflora is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a broad, spreading crown; it usually grows around 10 - 15 metres tall, though can be as small as 3 metres or as tall as 20 metres. The bole can be 20 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Southern N. America - Mexico (Baja Sur to Chihuahua, south to Oaxaca and Veracruz)
Deciduous tropical forests[
Conzattia multiflora is native to the semi-arid, subtropical and tropical regions of western and southern Mexico.
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
The plant is used medicinally
The wood is light in weight, firm and finishes smoothly, but is susceptible to decay and insects. It is used locally.
The wood is used for fuel.
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