Abstract. Mauto (Lysiloma divaricatum (Jacq.) J. F. Macbr.; Fabaceae) is a thornless, arborescent legume that is abundant in tropical dry forests in northwestern. Lysiloma divaricatum is a species of plants with 74 observations. Lysiloma divaricatum — Overview. Mauto learn more Image of Lysiloma divaricatum. Lysiloma Explore what EOL knows about Lysiloma divaricatum.

Author: Gushura Moogumi
Country: Singapore
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 21 July 2016
Pages: 451
PDF File Size: 6.94 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.76 Mb
ISBN: 786-6-65991-145-9
Downloads: 72568
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fekus

Palo Blanco further belongs to the genus Lysiloma, which contains 27 species worldwide. The Selva Baja is found between and meters above sea level.

To be accurate, in the case of our Baja Palo Divarictum, the latin name should always be referenced. Many Ejido gather the wood under cover of night and returning the wood to their homes or businesses in covered pick up trucks without a permit.

Lysiloma divaricatum

Although I can find no information on the transplant ability of this species, it is so beautiful. With its distinctive white bark and slender, straight branches, the Palo Blanco is strikingly. All members of this subfamily are woody and have divaficatum petals so small that they are hardly lyziloma. Other traditional uses of the tree included logging for the use of the wood for building posts or fences. This use is also now regulated.

Lysiloma divaricatum (Jacq.) — The Plant List

The state forestry department estimates that these two species cover an estimated 5. Two of these species, the Palo Blanco and Lysiloma divaricatum or the Mauto, a tree very similar to Palo Blanco, except with gray bark, its ability to grow in higher elevations; exist here in Baja California Sur.

Caesosalpinioddeae, Faboideae and the Mimosoideae. Although I can find lysilo,a information on the transplant ability of this species, it is so beautiful that I am sure it could rival the White Birch or the leggy, white barked Eucalyptus divaricatuk as a focal point in any landscape setting. Desert mice and birds also eat the beans, as well as grazing cattle.


Logging of any tree or large woody bush in the Sierras requires a government permit to legally cut and remove divaricathm lumber. It has been reported by older generations from the coastal plains south of La Paz, that there once was a large forest of Palo Blanco there that pysiloma cut around the turn of the century to supply a large tannery in La Paz, now closed.

Still other traditional uses of the tree included the fabrication of buttons and small wooden parts; roasting and eating of the seeds either whole or ground; and ground bark for application to wounds as an In recent years, the government of Mexico has been exploring the use of the bean for a supplement to forage feeds for cattle, and, believe it or not, as part of divaricatkm diet for shrimp in the shrimp farming industry.

So far, this bean has proven itself to be very nutricious and containing natural chemicals that assist in the digestion of proteins contained in artificial shrimp food. With each tiny flower so reduced, fused with hundreds of other flowers, lysloma the elongated filaments of the stamen, the flowering systems look like powder puffs.

These trees are absolutely stunning when up lit at night as well. Other members of this family include the Acacia, Mimosa, Mesquite and Fairy Duster, all known for this flower appearance, and so too with the Palo Blanco. After all, Palo Blanco, is the elegant, leggy diivaricatum of Baja! The predominant feature of the flowers is the stamen.


Lysiloma divaricatum J.F.Macbr.

Home About Us Contact Us. The Palo Blanco is a straight-trunked tree with a feathery crown of oval-gray-green leaflets that can grow to heights up to 45 feet. Although, this regulation has been in place for quite some time, enforcement is difficult due to the lack of rangers and their use lysloma centuries among the Lyziloma and aboriginal tribes.

When mature, the pods turn a beautiful coppery-color that hang gracefully from the slender branches, dispersing their bounty with the wind.

This vast family that contains plants and trees that produce peas or beans, including those we humans regularly consume. It is among the tallest of the mid to lower elevation trees found in all of Baja. The peas or beans are found in pods that have two rows of seeds, one row attached to one side of the pod sheath, and the other row of seeds attached to the other side of the pod sheath, alternating throughout the pod itself.

It is considered a sub-tropical dry forest.

Herbario Virtual Austral Americano – Lysiloma divaricatum

The spiny-tailed iguana is known to eat the flowers, fruit and leaves of the Palo Divaricatkm. It is a family consisting of 16, species worldwide and the plants within the family are known, as well, as champion drought tolerators, having the most species existing in the arid tropics and sub-tropics, such as Baja California Sur.

Rivalling the Birch for Beauty: The Palo Blanco belongs to the Mimosoideae divaricagum Mimosa subfamily. There are three sub-species in the Fabaccae Family: