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Gymnopodium floribundum – Taxonomy Result
O riginating in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and parts of neighbouring Guatemala and Belize, this plant yields abundant nectar that attracts honeybees, resulting in high levels of honey production. Bastard Logwood is typically a low-branching shrub or small tree 3 to 8 m 10 to 26 ft tall, with numerous crooked and ascending branches, forming an untidy V-shaped crown.
Gloribundum bark gymnopodjum dark brown, fissured and shredding or peeling in long strips. The leaves are oval with blunt tips, 2 to 3.
They fall to the ground in the dry season to conserve water, leaving the branches bare and exposed, the new leaves emerging with the rainy season. The flowers are about 0.
They come into bloom in the dry season, borne in narrow clusters arising at the ends of the branches and are sweetly fragrant. Small green fruit follow, usually cloaked in the dried sepals, and are about 1 cm 0. The flowers have a heavy flow of nectar, more than enough for honey production and it is, in fact, one of the gymnopoddium productive honey plants in Mexico vymnopodium well as the world, with reported yields of up to kgs lbs of honey per colony per season.
During its flowering period, it accounts for almost half of the total honey production in the Yucatan. The honey itself is of a high quality, possessing a light to dark amber colour, sweet floral aroma, delicate flavour and remains fluid florribundum a long time, being very slow to crystallise.
It is much appreciated in its native range, with only a small amount of it exported.
Although not usually cultivated, new plants can flpribundum started from suckers or from seed, which lose their viability quickly and should be sown within thirty days after being extracted from the fruit. This website is provided for general information only.
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Bastard logwood Other common names: Dzidzilche Names in non-English languages: Description O riginating in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and parts of neighbouring Guatemala and Belize, this plant yields abundant nectar that attracts honeybees, resulting in high levels of honey production. Use The flowers have a heavy flow of nectar, more than enough for honey production and it is, in fact, one of the most productive honey plants in Mexico as well as the world, with reported yields of up to kgs lbs of honey per colony per season.
The wood makes an excellent slow-burning firewood and charcoal. Growing Although not usually cultivated, new plants can be started from suckers or from seed, which lose their viability quickly and should be sown within thirty days after being extracted from the fruit.
Problem features Bastard Logwood seeds freely and suckers from the roots, forming thickets over time. Contact us Site map Disclaimer. Disclaimer This website is provided for general information only.