Haematoxylum campechianum

Haematoxylum campechianum

Haematoxylum campechianum

(Logwood)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae

Species

Haematoxylum campechianum

Common name

Logwood

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

Located near Biomedical Sciences building DB 87, is a spiny, semi-deciduous tree originally from Mexico. The heartwood is a source of the dye haematoxylum. The compound leaves have 2-4 pairs of wedge-shaped leaves, each with a notch at the apex. The flowers arranged in spikes have pale yellow petals and are a rich source of nectar for bees. The flat papery pods to 5 cm long remain on the tree for several months.

Further Images

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