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Balanites maughamii, Torchwood, Menduro

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 Balanites maughamii
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Torchwood, Menduro
Origin: South Africa
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Thorny or spiny

The Balanites tree is used locally for many products: the wood is used for making tools and furniture, the fruit for sweets and alcoholic beverages, and the kernels for cooking oil and medicines. The green fruit yields a powerful poison lethal to some fish, tadpoles and snails when placed in the water. The poison may occur in the in the kernel and pulp. It is harmless to people.


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Bulnesia arborea, Vera, Verawood, Vera Wood, Maracaibo Lignum Vitae

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Family: Zygophyllaceae
Vera, Verawood, Vera Wood, Maracaibo Lignum Vitae
Origin: Columbia and Venezuela
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Vera Wood is an evergreen canopy tree cultivated for its buttery-yellow flowers and valuable hard and heavy timber. Introduced from Venezuela to South Florida by Dr. David Fairchild.

The legend goes that Chief Lignum Vitae had a daughter named Vera, which means Faithful or True. She lived along the Caribbean coast in what is now Colombia and Venezuela. Vera loved the outdoors and spent most of her time laughing and singing in the forests. Men who heard her singing fell in love with her, and came searching for. She hid in the forest, but they found her and pleaded with her to at least sing for them, even if she wouldn't consider marrying them. She obliged them by singing beautifully, and continues to sing right to this day.

Verawood typically gets to 40 feet or so, and makes a nice canopy tree. Drought tolerant once established. Needs good drainage, tolerates poor soils.


 Bulnesia arborea, Vera, Verawood, Vera Wood, Maracaibo Lignum Vitae

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Verawood. Beautiful large specimen tree with bright golden-yellow to orange flowers. Drought tolerant once established. Needs good drainage, but tolerates poor soils. Great shade tree.
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Guaiacum officinale, Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac

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Family: Zygophyllaceae
Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac
Origin: West Indies
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

An evergreen tree with a twisted trunk, opposite oval compound leaves and showy bright blue flowers. Lignum vitae can be grown in full sun or partial shade on a wide variety of soils, including alkaline. Plants will easily tolerate wet or dry soil, wind, and salt, making it an ideal choice especially for seaside plantings.

Some of the resins active ingredients are effective anti inflammatory agents.

Similar to Guaiacum sanctum, but flowers are brighter and bigger.


 Guaiacum officinale, Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac

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Guaiacum officinale - Lignum vitae

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Lignum vitae. An evergreen tree with a twisted trunk, opposite oval compound leaves and showy bright blue flowers. Lignum vitae can be grown in full sun or partial shade on a wide variety of soils, including alkaline. Plants will easily tolerate wet or dry soil, wind, and salt, making it an ideal choice especially for seaside plantings. Some of the resins active ingredients are effective anti inflammatory agents. Close related to Guaiacum sanctum, but flowers are brighter.This item is certified for shipping to California.
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Guaiacum officinale - seeds

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Lignum vitae. Very attractive. Slow growing 15 ft tree. Similar to Guaiacum sanctum, but flowers are brighter and bigger.
Soak seeds overnight, plant 1/2" deep in well drained soil. Keep warm and in bright light, lightly moist, not wet. Slow germination.
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Guaiacum sanctum, Lignum Vitae, Tree of Life, Gaiac tree

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Family: Zygophyllaceae
Lignum Vitae, Tree of Life, Gaiac tree
Origin: Antilles, Florida, Mexico to northern South America, West Indies
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

This small tree, native to the Antilles, is characteristic of xerophilous regions. This tree is sometimes referred to as the "tree of life" because of its many uses. Its wood, once commercially used in construction because of its density, was so exploited that the Gaiac, as it is locally called, is now a protected species. The bark of the Gaiac tree was used in times past for medicinal purposes. Its sap was also attributed with the power to relieve arthritis. Its glossy leaves are a rich green and in general, this tree flowers twice a year. Its abundant flowers range in color from purple to blue and pale over time. Its red-orange-colored fruit is about 1" in diameter. Lignum vitae is a great medium for carvings. Lignum vitae wood was used in the past to make ball bearings because its extremely high resin content makes it self-lubricating. Another place that Lignum vitae were used was in United States courtrooms, where the judge's gavel was traditionally made from this fine wood. Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage, somewhat drought resistant. The blue flower is the national flower of Jamaica.


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Guaiacum sanctum - Lignum Vitae

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Lignum Vitae, Tree of Life, Gaiac tree. This tree is sometimes referred to as the "tree of life" because of its many uses. Abundant flowers range in color from purple to blue, it is the national flower of Jamaica. Rare and slow growing small tree, hard to propagate.This item is certified for shipping to California.
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Guaiacum sp., Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac

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Family: Zygophyllaceae
Lignum Vitae, Guajacum, Guaiac
Origin: West Indies
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Guaiacum, or Guajacum, is a small genus of evergreen resinous trees or shrubs with opposite oval compound leaves and showy bright blue flowers.

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Guaiacum officinale

Guaiacum sanctum


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Larrea tridentata, Creosote Bush

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Family: Zygophyllaceae
Creosote Bush
Origin: Mexico, Texas
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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arrea tridentata is a medium-sized branchy shrub with evergreen dark green leaves. The resinous leaves are compound and opposite, with two leaflets attached to each other at the base. The flowers are shiny yellow with five petals. The fruit is a capsule densely covered in white hairs. Galls may form by the activity of the creosote gall midge.

As the creosote bush grows older, its oldest branches eventually die and its crown splits into separate crowns.


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Porlieria lorentzii, Guaiacum microphyllum, Guayacan

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Family: Zygophyllaceae
Guayacan
Origin: northern South America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowers

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