Caesalpinia sappan L. (syn. Biancaea sappan (L.) Tod.);

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Common name: Sappan Wood, Brazil wood • Hindi:
Patamg, Bakam • Kannada: Sappange • Malayalam: Chappannam, Sappannam • Marathi: patang, pathang • Sanskrit: Patrangah, Patangah • Tamil: Sappamgu, Patamgam • Telugu: Bakaruchakka ; 

On 31/10/09 at Herbal Garden, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, A.P.;  Caesalpinia sappan (Sappan wood) – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Looks some kind of cassia/senna family

Peltophorum species doesn’t have thorns here the second picture shows that the stem has thorns. Please check Caesalpinia sappan of Leguminaceae.

the pods flowers matches with Caesalpinia sappan



Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) – Bangalore – Caesalpinia sappan – Sappan Wood Tree:



Indonesian Senna :  2 posts by 2 authors.
A shrub ca 1 m tall. Id is requested.

Caesalpinia sappan, I think.




sorry to bother You with my question…
I found some fotos and articles You did in the internet and so I came to Your contact.
It is a special plant that is interesting for me: the Ceasalpinia Sappan (Redwood), a little tree whose wood was used for dyeing (coloration) and also for red colors for painting. 
It is especially interesting for me because its wood was also used in Europe for coloring and also (after a special treatment) for painting.
May introduce myself a little bit: I was teaching for 8 years at the University of applied art in vienna and I prepare at the moment an exhibition in a big art institution in Vienna.
The exhibition is about paints, dyestuffs and other painting materials and its historic use…
And so I came to the idea to ask You about more information about this plant…
e. g. where does it grow? Is it a wild plant or is it planted? 
With greetings and best wishes, than You very much for your help

Thanks, …, 
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