jupunba (Willd.) Urb.
Mr. A.Clarke blows froth from root wood, used to stimulate dogs to hunt.
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Places where this species can be found :
- Vendome Estate - GRENADA
- Grand Etang - GRENADA
- Blaize - GRENADA
DescriptionTree to 30m with umbrella crown; 2-4 (rarely 6) pairs oinnae with 3-12 pairs leaflets, each 8-25mm long (or up to 6cm long on shade leaves and saplings), with a round gland between each pair pinnae, Flower heads umbrella-like brushes, or hemispherical, pinkish and white. Pod rolled round, slightly constricted between the seeds. c. 8cm x0.8-1.5cm if unrolled.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, C. Hughes & A Clarke
LocationFringes of Gran Etang.
NotesSmall tree with a short clear bole to 4m ht, then heavy branching and a spreading open crown, some dieback on lower shaded branches. Bark orange-brown, smooth, very lenticellate. Slash slight smell of tobacco, slightly gritty, green under bark (164C). Leaves: upper surface glossy; lower surface glaucous; younger leaves yellower, buds covered with dense orange-brown indumentum; glands between all pinnae pairs. 'Flowers white' 'Sap blown from cut root section forming foaming bubbly soap-like spume which is used to invigorate hunting dogs when applied to nose'. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =141A, below=139D)