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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The bark is astringent, tonic, and vermifuge. The fruit has a sweet, succulent pulp that can be eaten raw. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Other Uses The wood is valued as a source of dyes[ ]. Not very often I stumble on a historically important plant by accident. Kunth Broussonetia zanthoxylon L. It is sometimes used in regions where it is plentiful for interior finish, cart wheels, furniture and other purposes[46,]. The guides pointed out noteworthy plants when no colorful bird was in sight.

The leaves are oval and with teeth along the edge. Those included dyers greenweed Genista tinctoriayoung fustic, dyer’s buckthorn Rhamnus saxatilisflax-leafed daphne Daphne gnidiumsawwort Serratula tinctoria and weld Reseda luteola.

The wood is hard, heavy, tough, strong, and durable with a fairly straight or somewhat interwoven close grain. The heartwood is of various shades of yellow to light green, lustrous, becoming reddish or brownish on exposure; it is clearly demarcated from the white sapwood.


Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. 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 ]. UV-VIS spectroscopic study of natural dyes with alum as a mordant. A portable dictionary of the vascular plants.

This QR Code is unique to this page. The plant is not self-fertile. Kunth Broussonetia zanthoxylon L. Lillo Chlorophora reticulate Herzog Chlorophora tinctoria L. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Retrieved from ” https: Maclura tinctoriacommonly known as old fustic or dyer’s mulberry [2] is a medium to large tree of the Neotropicsfrom Mexico to Argentina. Maclura sieberi Blume Maclura subintegerrima Miq. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms All stub articles.

Succeeds in most soils[ ].

Maclura tinctoria – Wikipedia

Kuntze Maclura affinis Miq. It prefers dry or moist soil. Apparently the seeds are often infertile, which has retarded raising it in plantations. The texture is usually fine; the grain variable, often interlocked; luster is high; odour and taste are lacking or not distinctive. Wikispecies has information related to Maclura tinctoria.

Then they added it was Maclura tinctoria. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat The delimitation and subdivision of the genus Maclura Moraceae.

By that time, army uniforms were no longer red and blue, but increasingly buff and khaki. Nevertheless it was widely used, I suppose because it was a readily available shrub or because it produced shades difficult to get from other dyes. Its wood make a stable yellow dye. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[ ]. I reacted with geeky delight.


So the new plant could have picked up the fustic name because it was a dye from wood not leaves.

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A dioecious tree, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[ ]. In the s you could pull your ship up next to an old fustic tree on a flooded Amazon river bank and chop it down.

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The tree usually grows about 15 – 30 m tall with a dense and spreading crown. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maclura tinctoria.

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The wood is hard, heavy, strong, tough, and durable.