Caesalpinia coriaria
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Caesalpinia coriaria

divi divi

  family caesalpiniaceae 
  genus caesalpinia 

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Genus  Caesalpinia Species  coriaria Variety  Cultivar  Common names  divi divi   nacascolotl Family  CAESALPINIACEAE Specimen number  S8697 Data source  DyePl p84;Frgnt p328
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Caesalpinia coriaria has flowers that are mildly fruity. The seed pods of Divi divi have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Caesalpinia coriaria is known as nacascolotl in Nahuatl Aztec. Black is the most typical color produced by this plant. Nacascolotl was used by the Aztecs for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  delicious aroma Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Fruity Dye parts  Seed pods Dye color  black
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Caesalpinia coriaria is a native plant in the natural environment and is thought to originate from Mexico and Tropical America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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