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Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina

Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Anadenanthera
Species: A. colubrina
Trinomial name
Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina
(Griseb.) Altschul
  • Piptadenia colubrina (Vell.) Benth.[1]

Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina is a tree native to Argentina and Brazil.[1] Common names for it include Angico, Angico-brabo-liso, Angico-cambui, Angico-coco, Angico-escuro, Angico-liso, Angico-vermelho, Aperta-ruao and Cambui-angico.[2]

Additional recommended knowledge

Anadenanthera colubrina var. colubrina normally grows to a height of about 10-20m, but occasionally it will be seen up to 30m tall. It can be found growing at an altitude of 100-1200 m in areas with 1200-2000 mm/year annual rainfall.[3]

The tree's bark has a thickness of about 4-10 mm. The outside surface is nearly smooth. It is gray, black speckled and resembles snake skin, after which it was once given a scientific designation. This tree has recoreded medicinal uses and the bark contains 16.4% tannin.[4] The wood is hard to very hard and it has a density of 0.80-1.10 g/cm³.[3] It is used for firewood, charcoal,[3] floors, beams, posts, stakes, boat construction and general construction.[2]


  1. ^ a b ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ a b Anadenanthera colubrina colubrina
  3. ^ a b c FAO
  4. ^ Angico

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Anadenanthera_colubrina_var._colubrina". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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