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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Jacaranda copaia Scientific classification Kingdom: Large leaves grow directly from the top of the trunk giving them an appearance similar to tree ferns, particularly immature Schizolobium parahyba.

Note that the legumes have rounded leaflets and alternate leaves, but in tall trees, the latter can be hard to see. Leaves bipinnate, cm long, with pinnae, each cm long with the rachis essentially unwinged and with sessile leaflets, these 1.

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The tree is evergreen or semi-deciduous and produces blue flowers from August to November. Inside the forest, juveniles are very rare and restricted to natural clearings, but along roads over Cerro Pelado in Gamboa, Pipeline Rd, and Santa Rita, juveniles can be abundant.

Tree with several trunks Photograph by: Leaflets are small, usually less than 5 cm long, pointed, can be or more jacarana leaf; on juveniles, leaflets can be toothed. The pointed or toothed, bipinnate fern-like leaflets of juveniles jacaranad also easy to recognize. Paratracheal axial parenchyma aliform, confluent, and unilateral. Rays composed of a single cell type homocellular ; homocellular ray cells procumbent.


The leaves have been used to treat leishmaniasisfevers, yaws and ringworm.

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If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Last update on In Amazonian Ecuador currently being promoted as the species with the most agroforestry potential Peck, pers. Vessel-ray pits with distinct borders, similar to intervessel pits.

Trade and local names: The bark is light brown, with fine vertical fissures, unspotted. Young trees have a long trunk with no branches.

Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Readable yet also very detailed. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to jacafanda it from seed. Fruit split open to show the seeds Photograph by: Retrieved jjacaranda August If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

The native people in KurupukariGuyana also use parts of the tree for treating ulcers and sores. Flowers with the calyx cupular, more or jjacaranda 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.


Data related to Jacaranda copaia at Wikispecies. Jacaranda copaia is clpaia flowering pioneer tree belonging to the genus Jacaranda. Bignoniaceae–part II Tribe Tecomeae.

During the dry season, the leafy branches are burned as a way to repel biting insects. Heartwood basically yellow, white or grey very light to yellowish brown. Leaves are opposite, and on juveniles can be over 1 meter long somewhat smaller on adults.

Average number of cells per strand: In other projects Wikispecies.

Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. Not for the casual reader. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common jaccaranda in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat.

Tall adults should not be confused, with the elephant-trunk like roots, light brown bark, and small, pointed leaflets.