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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Both Schizolobium and Jacaranda are common along Pipeline Rd, and they look similar as adults and as juveniles.
Tropicos | Name – Jacaranda copaia subsp. spectabilis (Mart. ex DC.) A.H. Gentry
The bark is light brown, with fine vertical fissures, unspotted. Jacaranda produces one of the spectacular floral displays in the area. The fruits are round, flat, dry disks, brown, maturing from July to October. Vessel-ray pits with distinct borders, similar to intervessel pits. Young trees have a long trunk with no jacaeanda.
The pointed or toothed, bipinnate fern-like leaflets of juveniles are also easy to recognize. The empty disks are often found on the ground beneath big trees. The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Heartwood basically yellow, white or grey very light to yellowish brown. They break open to release tiny, winged seeds, and at Barro Colorado, this species produces more seeds than any other.
South of Gamboa, it is scarce, although it can be found on the Pacific slope. Note that the legumes have rounded leaflets and alternate leaves, but in tall trees, the latter can be hard to see.
Sapwood colour similar to jacraanda colour. Flowers with the calyx cupular, more or less truncate with five unequal teeth, pubescent with simple or branched trichomes, mm long, mm wide, eglandular; corolla purplish-blue outside and on the lobes, the throat white inside, tubular-campanulate above a mm long mm wide basal constriction, 3.
It can be downloaded from the Internet. Description based on 5 specimens. Fibres of medium wall thickness. Rays 6—8 per tangential mm, multiseriate2—3 cells wide. Paratracheal axial parenchyma aliform, jacaranfa, and unilateral. Large leaves grow directly from the top of the trunk giving them an appearance similar to tree ferns, particularly immature Schizolobium parahyba. Widely used for firewood and construction timber.
Jacaranda copaia – Useful Tropical Plants
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Cite this publication as: Retrieved from ” https: Leaflets are small, usually less than 5 cm long, pointed, can be or more per leaf; on juveniles, leaflets can be toothed.
A very fast-growing, typical element of wet and moist forest second growth. Fruit split open to show the seeds Photograph by: Leaves bipinnate, cm long, with pinnae, each cm long with the rachis essentially unwinged and with sessile leaflets, these 1.
The Guyana Patamona use the juice of young leaves jacaranea treat persistent sores. Vessels arranged in no specific patternin multiplescommonly in short 2—3 vessels radial rows. Readable yet also very detailed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
Tall adults should not be confused, with the elephant-trunk javaranda roots, light brown bark, and small, pointed leaflets. Leaves are bipinnately compound, meaning each leaf divides twice, looking fern-like. The native people in KurupukariGuyana also use parts of the tree for treating ulcers and sores. The only species that can be confused are several legumes with small leaflets, especially Schizolobium parahybumbut also Enterolobium spp.
The bark has been used as a laxative and to treat dysentery and syphilis. In Jacarnada Ecuador currently being promoted as the species with the most agroforestry potential Peck, pers. During the dry season, usually in March, large purple flowers clpaia the entire crown, and this is easily visible on hillsides, along the Canal, even from airplanes. Last update on Leaves are opposite, and on juveniles can be over 1 meter long somewhat smaller on adults.