GUAJE TREE

by Floramos September. 24, 2010 16696 views

GUAJE TREE
I took this photo when I went to Sn. Pablo Etla Oaxaca. This is a typical tree in Oaxaca city; actually, the name of Oaxaca comes from Nahuatl “Huaxyacac” which refers to a tree called a “guaje” Huaxyacac meaning could be “on the nose”, “the tips of guajes” or “at the top or dominant forest guajes o guajal”. It is a leguminus shrub, perennial, high nutritional content, specially as a source of protein. The seeds of guaje (Leucaena esculenta) are eaten in Oaxaca. In other species high levels of mimosine may lead to hair loss and infertility in non-ruminants. It is a tree or shrub, decidous or evergreen, it can grow from 9.84 feet to 39.36 feet high. It has white flowers, 1.2 to 2.5 cm in diameter and 4.1 to 5.3 mm long. Also, it has pods oblong, stipitate, from 11 to 25 cm long and 1.2 to 2.3 cm wide. They are green when they´re young and brown when they´re ripes. The pods contain from 15 to 30 seeds.

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Claire 8 years, 7 months ago

beautiful !

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