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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Large leaves grow directly from the top of the trunk giving them an appearance similar to tree ferns, particularly immature Schizolobium parahyba.

Readable yet also very detailed. Bignoniaceae–part II Tribe Tecomeae.

It is common in the Brazilian Amazon where, as a pioneer speciesit colonizes gaps in the forest and areas that have been cleared. Leaflets are small, usually less than 5 cm long, pointed, can be or more per leaf; on juveniles, leaflets can be toothed. Ethanol extract not fluorescent. Jacaranda copaia is a flowering jacarandaa tree belonging to the genus Jacaranda.

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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. Vessels arranged in no specific patternin multiplescommonly in short 2—3 vessels radial rows. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat.

Description based on 5 specimens. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. Now containing plants. The pointed or toothed, bipinnate fern-like leaflets of juveniles are also easy to recognize.


The bark is light brown, with fine vertical fissures, unspotted. Physical and chemical tests. In Amazonian Ecuador currently being promoted as the species with the most agroforestry potential Peck, pers. Jacaranda caucana is planted as an ornamental, and is seldom seen in the forest; it has smaller leaflets than J.

Vessel-ray pits with distinct borders, similar to intervessel pits. The Guyana Patamona use the juice of young leaves to treat persistent sores. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan.

A very fast-growing tree. The tree is evergreen or semi-deciduous and produces blue flowers from August to November.

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Trees are deciduous for a brief period early in the dry season, but regrow leaves prior to flowering. Last update on Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. 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. Water extract not fluorescent; colour of water extract colourless to brown to yellow. Fruit split open to show the seeds Photograph by: A tall forest tree with straight trunk, branched near the top.

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Heartwood basically yellow, white or grey very light to yellowish brown. 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. Cite this publication as: Leaves are bipinnately compound, meaning each leaf divides twice, looking fern-like.

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The only species that can be confused are several legumes with small leaflets, especially Schizolobium parahybumbut also Enterolobium spp. Fibre pits mainly restricted to radial walls, simple to minutely bordered.

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The interactive key allows access to the character list, illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting specified attributes, summaries of attributes within groups of taxa, and geographical distribution.

The native people in KurupukariGuyana also use parts of the tree for treating ulcers and sores. Fruit a flattened-oblong capsule, the margins straight, 6. Rays composed of a single cell type homocellular ; homocellular ray cells procumbent.

Sapwood colour similar to heartwood colour. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Trade and local names: The fruits are round, flat, dry disks, brown, maturing from July to October. South of Gamboa, it is scarce, although it can be found on the Pacific slope. A very fast-growing, typical element of wet and moist forest second growth. Axial parenchyma as strands.

Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates.

Jacaranda copaia Scientific classification Kingdom: In other projects Wikispecies. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

Jacaranda produces one of the spectacular floral displays in the area.