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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Colour of ethanol extract colourless to brown. Vessels arranged in no specific patternin multiplescommonly in short 2—3 vessels radial rows. During the dry season, the leafy branches are burned as a way to repel biting insects.

co;aia Rays 6—8 per tangential mm, multiseriate2—3 cells wide. Tall adults should not be confused, with the elephant-trunk like roots, light brown bark, and small, pointed leaflets.

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Water extract not fluorescent; colour of water extract colourless to brown to yellow. Leaves are bipinnately compound, meaning each leaf divides twice, looking fern-like.

Trade and local names: Leaves are opposite, and on juveniles can be over 1 meter long somewhat smaller on adults. Leaflets are small, usually less than 5 cm long, clpaia, can be or more per leaf; on juveniles, leaflets can be toothed.


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.

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Heartwood basically yellow, white or grey very light to yellowish brown. The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Inside the forest, juveniles are very rare and restricted to natural clearings, but along roads over Cerro Ocpaia in Gamboa, Pipeline Rd, and Santa Rita, juveniles can be abundant.

Large leaves grow directly from the top of the trunk giving them copaiaa appearance similar to tree ferns, particularly immature Schizolobium parahyba. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Jacaranda copaia

Jacaranda copaia Scientific classification Kingdom: Not for the casual reader. Retrieved 1 August Ethanol extract not fluorescent. South of Gamboa, it is scarce, although it can be found on the Pacific slope. Jaccaranda parenchyma apotracheal, or paratracheal.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Fruit split open to show the seeds Photograph by: The empty disks are often found on the ground beneath big trees. Axial parenchyma as strands. Fibre pits mainly restricted to radial walls, simple to minutely bordered. At the base, the trunk broadens into small buttresses which have horizontal wrinkles, like an elephant’s trunk.


In other projects Wikispecies. Description based on 5 specimens. From Jacaeanda, the free encyclopedia. The top consists of a “vase-shaped crown” of branches and leaves.

Fibres of medium wall thickness. The bark has been used as a laxative and to treat dysentery and syphilis. Sapwood colour similar to heartwood colour. Now containing plants. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates. Data related to Jacaranda copaia at Wikispecies.

Aliform parenchyma of the winged type. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Note that the legumes have rounded leaflets and alternate leaves, but in tall trees, the latter can be hard to see. It can be downloaded from the Internet. Bignoniaceae–part II Tribe Tecomeae.