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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Fustic Tree or Maclura tinctoria is a yellow dye producing tree that can be found in South America. The yellow dye, known as fustic, is used tintoria coloring khaki fabric for military apparels.
The tree usually grows about 15 – 30 m tall with a dense and spreading crown. The bole is straight and cylindrical, and can be up to 60 cm in diameter. The leaves are oval and with teeth along the edge. The fruit has a sweet, succulent pulp that can be eaten raw. The bark is astringent, tonic, and vermifuge.
The wood is hard, heavy, strong, tough, and durable. The plant is grown from seed.
Kunth Broussonetia zanthoxylon L. Fruit – raw[ ]. A succulent, sweet tasting pulp. The fruit is about 2cm in diameter[ ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Tijctoria seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The bark is astringent, tonic and vermifuge, in large doses it is purgative. 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 ].
Other Uses The wood is valued as a source of dyes[ ]. The colouring principle, maclurin, gives a yellowish brown or khaki colour much used for military uniforms[ ].
With other dyes it gives various colours for cotton and silk materials, and also a permanent black[ ]. All parts of the plant exude a yellow latex when wounded[ ]. The heartwood is tinxtoria various shades of yellow to light mmaclura, lustrous, becoming reddish or brownish on exposure; it is clearly demarcated from the white sapwood. The texture is usually fine; the grain variable, often interlocked; luster is high; odour and taste are lacking or not distinctive.
The wood is hard, heavy, tough, strong, and durable with a fairly straight or somewhat interwoven close grain. It is not very difficult to work, finishes smoothly, and takes a good polish. It is sometimes used in regions where it is plentiful for interior finish, cart wheels, furniture and other purposes[46,]. Requires a sunny position[ ]. Prefers a moist soil[ ]. Succeeds in most soils[ ]. Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[ ]. A dioecious tree, both maclira and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[ ].
Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Our new book to be released soon ,aclura Edible Shrubs. Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 – 20 days[ ]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood[ ]. Right plant wrong place.
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Maclura tinctoria – Wikipedia
Found in a wide range of forest formations tinctiria Brazil, especially in secondary growth[ ]. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Maclura tinctoria is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 15 m 49ft at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone UK The plant is not self-fertile. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. QR Code What’s this? Some information cannot tinchoria used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.
Please view the copyright link for more information. Moist or usually dry thickets or forest in the tierra caliente, common in the plains and lowlands of Guatemala[ ].