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Trees, sometimes with thorns, and with contact dermatitis-causing exudate. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or 1-foliolate (rarely both on the same plant) or rarely 3-foliolate or paripinnate, petiolate; rhachis sometimes winged; leaflets opposite, entire. Flowers in terminal and/or axillary panicles, dioecious or monoecious. Male flowers: calyx 5-partite; petals 5-partite, green to white; disk 5-lobed; pistillode present; stamens 5. Female flowers: perianth and disk similar to male; staminodes present; carpels 3; styles absent or 3, lateral; stigmas 3 or solitary and sessile. Samara of exocarp and mesocarp expanded into a flattened lateral wing, green or red to brown; endocarp bony; 1-locular. [Description contributed by Dr Susan Pell]
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Schinopsis Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1641
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Schinopsis

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Schinopsis is a genus of South American trees in the family Anacardiaceae, also known by the common names quebracho, quebracho colorado and red quebracho. In Brazil it is known as baraúna or braúna.

Description

The species within this genus inhabit different regions of the Gran Chaco ecoregion including parts of northern Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay.[1] In Brazil it can be found as a component of the Caatinga in the northwestern region. [2]

The name is in recognition of the hardness of the wood from the Spanish quiebra-hacha ("axe-breaker"). It also distinguishes the species from the "white quebracho" trees of the unrelated genus Aspidosperma.[3]

Schinopsis is the exclusive food plant of the moth Coleophora haywardi.

Species

Uses

The timber is used in furniture and on railroads due to its durability.

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Schinopsis: Brief Summary

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Schinopsis is a genus of South American trees in the family Anacardiaceae, also known by the common names quebracho, quebracho colorado and red quebracho. In Brazil it is known as baraúna or braúna.

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