Jacaranda copaia. Copaia. Family: Bignoniaceae. Other Common Names: Gualandai (Panama), Chingale (Colombia), Abey, Cupay (Venezuela), Goebaja . Description of Jacaranda copaia (Aubl.) , Jacaranda spp. (Copaia), generated from a DELTA database. Jacaranda copaia subsp. spectabilis (Mart. ex DC.) A.H. Gentry Search in IPNI Search in Australian Plant Name Index Search in NYBG Virtual Herbarium Search.

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Young trees have a long trunk with no branches.

Jacaranda copaia

A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. If you have any jjacaranda information about this plant, please leave a comment.

Leaves bipinnate, cm long, with pinnae, each cm long with the rachis essentially unwinged and with sessile leaflets, these 1. Colour of ethanol extract colourless to brown.

During the dry season, usually in March, large purple flowers cover the entire crown, and this is easily visible on hillsides, along the Canal, even from airplanes.

Retrieved 1 August Inflorescence a rather narrow terminal panicle, the branches lepidote and more or less puberulous. Cite this publication as: In other projects Wikispecies. Now containing plants. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.


Fibres of medium wall thickness. Rays composed of a single cell type homocellular ; homocellular ray jacqranda procumbent. Not for the casual reader. Axial parenchyma apotracheal, or paratracheal. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates.

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Widely used for firewood and construction timber. Fibre pits mainly restricted to radial walls, simple to minutely bordered. In Amazonian Ecuador currently being promoted as the species with the most agroforestry potential Peck, pers. The empty disks are often found on the ground beneath big trees.

Subspecies Description – Tree to 45 m tall and 45 cm dbh, when young the trunk unbranched or branched at apex, the trunk jacarqnda somewhat flattened, the bark rather smoothly fibrous-scaly, with small vertical fissures; branchlets lepidote, jacaaranda, drying dark, the pith rather large.

Tree with several trunks Photograph by: The tree is evergreen or semi-deciduous and produces blue flowers jacaranva August to November. The top consists of a “vase-shaped crown” of branches and leaves. Sapwood colour similar to heartwood colour.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. The bark has been used as a laxative and to treat dysentery and syphilis.

A very fast-growing tree.

The pointed or toothed, bipinnate fern-like leaflets of juveniles are also easy to recognize. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Paratracheal axial parenchyma copaiaa, confluent, and unilateral. The native people in KurupukariGuyana also use parts of the tree for treating ulcers and sores. Vessel-ray pits with distinct borders, similar to intervessel pits.


Large leaves grow directly from the top of the trunk giving them an appearance similar to tree ferns, particularly immature Schizolobium parahyba. During the dry season, the leafy branches are burned as a way to repel biting insects.

Fruit a flattened-oblong capsule, the margins straight, 6. Fruit split open to show the seeds Photograph by: This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat The Guyana Patamona coapia the juice of young leaves to treat persistent sores. Jacaranda caucana is planted as an ornamental, and is seldom seen in the forest; it has smaller leaflets than J.

Readable yet also very detailed. Publisher Weinheim Year 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.