Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is a small tree or shrub. Foliage: Leaves are compound with 4 – 8 leaflets and often with a terminal leaflet. Each leaflets have . Caesalpinia coriaria in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.)Willd. . Synonym. Caesalpinia thomaea Spreng. Synonym. Libidibia coriaria (Jacq.)Schltdl. Synonym. Poinciana coriaria Jacq. 0.

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Because of these disadvantages, divi-divi is usually used in mixtures with other tanning substances. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Full crops of pods are produced after about 20 years.

Clriaria coriaria Caesalpinia coriaria, Divi-divi x – 28k – jpg www. There are citation in web searches related to Caesalpinia coriaria Jacq. It has been introduced as an ornamental in other tropical regions and sometimes also for tanning, e. Dye and tannin producing plants. Encyclopedia of Life EOL.

Divi-divi is often used in rapid drum tanning of light leathers and in leather dressing.

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Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. Commercial supplies of divi-divi pods were obtained almost entirely from tropical America with Venezuela and Colombia as the major suppliers. Caesalpinia coriaria is used as an ornamental and shade plant and its leaves as a mulch. Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. It grows on rich clay soils and poor sandy soils with pH 4.


The tannins can easily be extracted. Caesalpinia coriaria is native to tropical America and the West Indies.

Natural History Natural History. The powder has the drawback of being slightly hygroscopic and should be packed in sealed containers. Oven-dried fruits applied at 2.

In Africa Caesalpinia coriaria caesalpinnia not well known as a tannin-producing plant and it is not likely that it will become important in the future. Remember me Forgot password? User specific search options User.

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Click on “show more” to view them. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. The tan stuff from the pods is generally used as a blend for tanning leather, mixed with other tanning materials.

It includes published material or suggestions from the author or coiraria. Trees are relatively slow caesalpiia and generally commence flowering 5—7 years after sowing. There are 2 citations in Afrirefs related to Caesalpinia coriaria Jacq. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or panicle 2—4 cm long.

Recent figures are not available, but in the s annual exports of dry fruits varied from —10, t from Venezuela and from — t from Colombia. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences Aucubin compounds have been identified.


Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

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In medicine the pods are used as an antiperiodic and for dressing sores. The large genus Caesalpinia about species is pantropical, the greater part of the species occurring in South and Central America. The wood has been reported as having been used in Andhra Pradesh India as source of a red dye.

Germplasm collections are not known to exist. However, the fact that it is a caesallinia of reasonable quality tanning material, especially when used in mixtures, and a good source of black dye and ink, may offer possibilities since sustainable production is possible, the part of the plant used being the caesaloinia fruits.

Caesalpinia coriaria Divi divi – Caesalpinia coriaria x – 66k – jpg www. Or, Login with your user account:. There are book citations related to Caesalpinia coriaria Jacq.

Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Caesalpinia coriaria has been used in Central America for many centuries as a tanning material.