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Porlieria angustifolia (texas lignumvitae)

Synonyms: Guaiacum angustifolium

Wikipedia Abstract

Guaiacum angustifolium is a species of flowering plant in the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae. Common names include Texas guaiacum, Texas lignum-vitae, soapbush and huayacán. It is native to southern and western Texas in the United States and northern Mexico. The specific name is derived from the Latin words angustus, meaning "narrow," and folius, meaning "leaf."
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Attributes

Janka Hardness [2]  4030 lbf (1828 kgf) Very Hard
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [2]  1.276
Structure [1]  Shrub

Predators

Acutaspis scutiformis[4]
Clavaspis coursetiae (pigeon plum scale)[4]
Hemiberlesia diffinis[4]
Kricogonia lyside (lyside sulfur)[5]
Mycetaspis defectopalus (defecto scale)[4]
Paraputo olivaceus <Unverified Name>[4]
Pulvinaria grabhami (cottony camellia scale)[4]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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