Albizia guachapele (Kunth) Dugand Basionym: Acacia guachapele Kunth samanigua Pittier Samanea samanigua Pittier Lysiloma guachapele (Kunth). Albizia guachapele. Chime Tree. A large, fast growing tree with pinnate foliage and powder-puff-like, cream flowers followed by large, flat seed pods. Native to. 30 ago. Encontrada em floração no mês de agosto no Campus UFRRJ – seropédica, Rio de janeiro.

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Several Bean Family species produce broad, flattish pods like that, but notice the leaves. Within a few minutes, something new did turn up at the forest’s edge, right beside the road. In vitro Propagation of Albizia guachapele, Cedrela odorata, Platymiscium pinnatum and Guaiacum sanctum. Vol 18 No 2 The tree was inaccessible to pulling down leaves for a closer look but, below, a telephoto image shows a couple of points where the yellowish stems join:.

In Costa Rica Albizia guachapele, Cedrela odorata, Platymiscium pinnatum and Guaiacum sanctum are important plant species in both economic and ecological terms and their wood is precious and reported to be highly resistant material. Though Albizia guachapele is little known in the English speaking world and bears no English name, it’s highly regarded in countries where it does occur.

Findings include percentage of germination of seeds and contamination, induction of buds, rooting and growth of micro-cuttings of these four species. So, this tree bears twice-compound leaves — sometimes referred to as pinnately decompound leaves. This research has evaluated the in vitro micropropagation as a technology focused to conserve these species. Abstract In Costa Rica Albizia guachapele, Cedrela odorata, Platymiscium pinnatum and Guaiacum sanctum are important plant species in both economic and ecological terms and their wood is precious and reported to be highly resistant material.


Growing fast and producing a spreading, rounded crown, it’s a favorite shade tree. In vitro, Propagation, Albizia guachapeleCedrela odorataPlatymiscium pinnatum, Guaiacum sanctum.

Its wood is of good quality for construction, and the trees are much cut for that purpose. Identification normally is much easier with flowers than with fruits, but fruits were all we had, so I took the close-up of a large fruit cluster, shown below:. It’s a good-size tree often growing up to 20m tall 65ftexceptionally to 50m ft. Information For Readers For Authors. Moreover, the drooping feather-like structures bearing the paired leaflets don’t themselves attack to a woody branch, but rather to yet another slender, yellowish stem.

Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter.

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This was a good guacha;ele for my Campeche wanderings. The trunk consists of an unusually large amount of heartwood, which is a uniform yellowish-brown or rich brown with a a golden luster, and traditionally has been used for making a golden dye.

The small, oval blades lined up opposite one another along slender, yellowish stems are leaflets, not leaves. In other words, each leaf is divided into segments, and then alnizia segments are divided into further segments, in which case the ultimate blades are referred to as “pinnules,” and each pinnule arises from a stemlike “rachilla.


Scanning the Yucatan’s listed Albizia species, a species turned up matching our roadside tree fairly well, and it was guachapelr good one, one not found in the Yucatan’s arid northern parts. It was a fair-sized tree loaded with almost mature legume-type fruits, as shown below:.

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The species needs much sunlight, but thrives in a variety of well-drained soil conditions, from sandy loam to gravel and rocky. The flattish legumes bearing several beans in each pod, and with the legume’s edges thickened into wire-like seams, looked like certain species of the genus Albizia — for example, the Lebbeck Tree, Albizia lebbeckmuch planted in Yucatan’s towns and cities, shown at http: There at the southernmost extreme of the Yucatan Peninsula I was hoping to see plants and animals not encountered in the more arid northern part of the Peninsula.

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BoxHeredia DOI: Even though a fair number of Bean Family trees possess such decompound leaves — the acacias and mimosas, for instance — the Bean Family is so huge, and most of its species bear either non-compound guachaele once-compound leaves, that during the identification process, noticing this feature helps whittle down the possibilities a lot.

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