Guaiacum sanctum


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Noun1.Guaiacum sanctum - small evergreen tree of the southern United States and West Indies a source of lignum vitae wood
genus Guaiacum, Guaiacum - small genus of evergreen resinous trees or shrubs of warm and tropical America
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Several species (Cedrela odorata, Cedrela fissilis, Cedrela tonduzii, Couratari guianensis, Couratari scottmorii, Dalbergia retusa, Dipteryx panamensis, Guaiacum sanctum, Oreomunnea pterocarpa, Parkia pendula, Prioria copaifera, Qualea paraensis, Swietenia humilis, Swietenia macrophylla, Tabebuia guayacan and Vantanea barborii) had positive ethanol extract fluorescence, but negative surface or water extract fluorescence (Table 3).
Ray frequency high, fibers Guaiacum sanctum septate and storied, apotraqueal parenchyma diffuse and diffuse-in- aggregates 17b.
Guaiacum sanctum is a timber tree species from the Americas, considered threatened in eleven different countries, including Mexico, and listed in CITES Appendix II.
Guaiacum sanctum es una especie maderable de las Americas considerada como amenazada en 11 diferentes paises incluyendo Mexico y listada en CITES Apendice-II.
Guaiacum sanctum e uma especie madeiravel das Americas considerada como ameacada em 11 diferentes paises incluindo o Mexico e listada em CITES Apendice-II.
KEYWORDS / Conservation / Demography / Guaiacum sanctum / Management / Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest / Yucatan /
Saxena, a plant physiologist at the University of Guelph in Ontario, is working with Costa Rican scientists to find a trick for culturing their native Guaiacum sanctum. The tree's slow-growing wood is so hard that people have used it to make bowling balls and propeller-shaft bearings for ships.
Spatial distribution of Guaiacum sanctum (Zygophyllaceae) seedlings and saplings relative to canopy cover in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica
Guaiacum sanctum (Zygophyllaceae) is a slow growing tropical and subtropical dry forest tree, distributed from Southern Central America to Northern Mexico and Florida, and throughout the Greater Antilles (Holdridge & Poveda 1975).
One of the last remaining populations of Guaiacum sanctum in Costa Rica occurs on its dry limestone slopes.