Maclura tinctoria is a large tree or shrub found across most of the Neotropics from Mexico to Argentina. It has a very widespread distribution, and is known to be. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Maclura tinctoria (L.) D. Don ex Steud.. Add a brief summary to this. Descriptions and articles about the Fustic Tree, scientifically known as Maclura tinctoria (L.) D. Don ex Steud. in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Physic.

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Lillo Chlorophora reticulate Herzog Chlorophora tinctoria L.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. A succulent, sweet tasting pulp[].

I reacted with geeky delight. Maclura maclufa is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 15 m 49ft at a medium rate. Maclura tinctoria – L. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The word “fustic” apparently comes from the Arabic word for bush.

Maclura tinctoria

Close-up of a female flower Photograph by: The seeds were sown, the plants cultivated and the leaves harvested before it flowered. Fustic Tree or Maclura tinctoria is a yellow dye producing tree that can be found in South America. Latex seeping from the trunk Photograph by: Different sources I checked, none of them satisfyingly detailed, described it as endangered, exported in large quantities and raised sustainably.


Kuntze Maclura affinis Miq. For more information about QR Codes click here. The plant is not self-fertile.

The wood is hard, heavy, tough, strong, and durable with a fairly straight or somewhat interwoven close grain. A natural pioneer plant in its native range, and supplying food, medicines and commodities, this species should be a good choice as a pioneer for establishing a woodland garden, although its growth rate is only moderate[K ].

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Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. It seems a little weird that with 1,s of trees in the American tropics explorers would know or care about old fustic. Revision of Chlorophora Moraceae in America.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An mcalura and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Trunk with slash to show the wood – and the latex that seeps from it Photograph by: It is frequently combined with other dyestuffs and various mordants to produce a range of yellow and greenish colors: Jorge Vallmitjana Public domain.


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Cuttings of half-ripe wood[ ]. Most yellows from plants fade when exposed to ultraviolet light and so, sunlight. Fruit – raw[ ].