Haematoxylum campechianum L.

Bloodwoodtree, Logwood


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Haematoxylum

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: Tropical

Size: To 45' tall

Description: 

Trunk and stems have thorns or prickles. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets entire and opposite. Flowers in clusters in autumn and winter, yellow. Logwood extract is used as a dye for leather and fabrics.

History: 

Native to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 384 in 1753 - Linnaeus cites Catesby's Natural History Volume II Plate 66.


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