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, is a species of tree, commonly known as Handroanthus serratifolius yellow lapacho, pau d'arco , yellow poui, yellow ipe, pau d'arco amarelo, or . ipê-amarelo  
Description [ edit ]
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It is a tree native to forests throughout
Central and South America. This plant grows in the Cerrado vegetation of Brazil, reaching up to French Guiana, Bolivia, Paraguay and Northern Argentina.
It is one of the largest and strongest of tropical forest trees, growing up to 150 feet (46 m) tall while the base can be 4–7 feet (1.2–2.1 m) in diameter.
It is a commercially farmed
hardwood notable for its extreme hardness and resistance to fire and pests. It is sometimes traded as an " ironwood", or just as " ipê" (the entire genus Tabebuia), or as lapacho (properly Handroanthus serratifolius)
Medicinal [ edit ]
bark of Handroanthus serratifolius contains more than 20 active compounds including lapachol, quercetin and other flavonoids.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Guide de reconnaissance des arbres de Guyane
External links [ edit ]