Jacquinia


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Noun1.Jacquinia - sometimes placed in family Myrsinaceae
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Theophrastaceae, Theophrastaceae - family of mainly tropical American trees and shrubs similar to those of the Myrsinaceae; often included in the Myrsinaceae
bracelet wood, Jacquinia armillaris - small West Indian shrub or tree with hard glossy seeds patterned yellow and brown that are used to make bracelets
barbasco, Jacquinia keyensis, joewood - West Indian shrub or small tree having leathery saponaceous leaves and extremely hard wood
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For example Jacquinia pungens (Myrsinaceae), a shrub from the dry seasonal forests of Costa Rica, loses its leaves during the wet period and produces new ones in the dry season, apparently synchronized to the light conditions; it drops its leaves when the forest canopy closes, growing new ones when exposed to the abundant light penetrating the partly defoliated and relatively open upper canopy.
San Juanico - Jacquinia Pungens-Cof Washing the face with an infusion of the flowers soothes dizziness.