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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The delimitation and subdivision of the genus Maclura Moraceae. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat It seems a little weird that with 1,s of trees in the American tropics explorers would know or care about old fustic.

First it was decided it was too different from edible mulberries to be in that genus, so it became Chlorophora tinctoria. The heartwood is of various shades of yellow to light green, lustrous, becoming reddish or brownish on exposure; it is clearly demarcated from the white sapwood. Trunk with slash to show the wood – and the latex that seeps from it Photograph by: Maclura tinctoria is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 15 m malura at a medium rate.


Not very often I stumble on a historically important plant by accident.

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A treatment of different species with descriptions and details of uses. The leaves are oval and with teeth along the edge.

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Fustic is a bright yellow dye that is very color-fast when used with mordants. Moist or usually dry thickets or forest in the tierra caliente, common in the plains tincroria lowlands of Guatemala[ ]. First, old fustic is a plant from the Americas, discovered after in the forests of tropical America.

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An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. The seeds were sown, the plants cultivated and the leaves harvested before it flowered.

Kuntze Maclura affinis Miq. Maclura tinctoria Plant List: It produces a yellow dye called fustic primarily known for coloring khaki fabric for U. Its wood make a stable yellow dye.


Maclura tinctoria (L.) ex Steud. — The Plant List

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The leaves can be used to feed silk worms. The fruit has a sweet, succulent pulp that can be eaten raw.

tinctotia Those included dyers greenweed Genista tinctoriayoung fustic, dyer’s buckthorn Rhamnus saxatilisflax-leafed daphne Daphne gnidiumsawwort Serratula tinctoria and weld Reseda luteola. Last update on It was quite common, across Central and northern South America, but its preferred habitat made it easy to harvest.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 – 20 days[ ]. It can tincotria downloaded from the Internet. Probably all are true somewhere, but developing sustainable production seems essential. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. You can unsubscribe at anytime.