Haematoxylum brasiletto is a tree that grows in Central America, commonly known as “Palo de Brasil,” which is used in the traditional medicine. Haematoxylum campechianum grows in swamps and along rivers in Peten; yet a close relative, Haematoxylum brasiletto, grows in the desert area of Guatemala. Characteristics: The Brazilwood has attractive heart-shaped leaves and spiny zig -zag twigs. They have fantastic ridged and fluted trunks that are very distinctive.

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Retrieved on 8 December Retrieved on 7 December Retrieved on 9 December Landscape Plants for Dry Regions: Find this plant on campus. The Brazilwood has attractive heart-shaped leaves and spiny zig-zag twigs.

MABA – Haematoxylum brasiletto

They have fantastic ridged and fluted trunks that are very distinctive. They are winter evergreen shrubs or trees. They can bloom virtually all year long in ideal conditions. West coast of Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela.


Brazilwood can survive in various habitats from tropical forests to desert scrub 1,4. In less ideal conditions it remains as a shrub-like plant and develops into a tree form with enough warm weather and water 4.

Brazilwood is generally propagated by seed and has an average growth rate.

It successfully grows in enriched, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil. The soil should be allowed to dry for extended periods, but remain consistently moist during the growing season.

This tree grows best in hot, high sun conditions 2. The brazilwood c an flower virtually all year with warm and moist conditions.

Alamos Trees; Haematoxylon brasiletto

It has a large, beautiful, impressive flower display that blooms profusely after a rainstorm. Due to the semi-hardy texture, they tend to be frost sensitive during the colder months.

Brazilwood is utilized for its lumber as well as its medicinal properties.

Logwood tea is known as an effective treatment for tuberculosis. Because of its antibiotic properties, this tree has been used to treat fevers, inflammation, stomach pains, and other ailments. Mexican natives also used the heartwood of this tree to make instruments 4.


And to this day, a red dye made from Brazilwood is exported form several South American countries 4. This species is perfect for patios, as a specimen, or even as a background or border. Planting this species away from highly populated areas is important because of their sharp spines.