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ID: 300374820
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300374820

 

Record Type: concept
Caesalpinia (genus) (Fabaceae (family), Fabales (order), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Genus containing 70-165 tropical and subtropical woody plants. In ancient and medieval times, the brazilwood was imported to Europe from the Middle East (Caesalpinia braziliensis and other species). Caesalpinia echinata (called pau-brasil in Portuguese) is indigenous to the Brazilian coast and played a role in the naming of that country; it was an important wood and dye export from South America beginning in the 17th century. Its hard, red-color wood is used for violins and high quality furniture. It accepts a high polish. The wood contains the colorant brasilin, a hydroxyanthraquinone, that gives a deep red to brownish color. Brazilwood dye, has been used for textile and leather dyes, inks, paints, varnish tints, and wood stains.
 
Terms:
Caesalpinia (genus) (preferred,C,U,S,English-P,D,U,N)
Caesalpinia (genus) (Dutch-P,D,U,N)
Caesalpinia (genus) (Latin-P,D,U,N)
brazilwood genus (C,U,C,English,AD,U,N)
Brazil-wood genus (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
brazielhout (genus) (C,U,C,Dutch,AD,U,U)
palo de Brasil (genus) (C,U,C,Spanish,AD,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  H.HL

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of Living Organisms (hierarchy name)
.... Living Organisms (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of living organisms (entities)
........ living organisms (entities) (G)
Hierarchy of Eukaryota (domain)
............ Eukaryota (domain) (G)
Hierarchy of Plantae (kingdom)
................ Plantae (kingdom) (G)
Hierarchy of Angiospermae (division)
.................... Angiospermae (division) (G)
Hierarchy of Magnoliopsida (class)
........................ Magnoliopsida (class) (G)
Hierarchy of Rosanae (superorder)
............................ Rosanae (superorder) (G)
Hierarchy of Fabales (order)
................................ Fabales (order) (G)
Hierarchy of Fabaceae (family)
.................................... Fabaceae (family) (G)
Hierarchy of Caesalpinia (genus)
........................................ Caesalpinia (genus) (G)

Related concepts:
source for ....  brazilwood (wood)
..................  (hardwood, <wood by composition or origin>, ... Materials (hierarchy name)) [300012013]
source for ....  brazilwood dye
..................  (vegetable dye, natural dye, ... Materials (hierarchy name)) [300374826]

Sources and Contributors:
brazielhout (genus)............  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
...................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
brazilwood genus............  [VP]
.............................  Brady and Clauser, Materials Handbook (1977)
.............................  Stein, Construction Glossary (1980)
.............................  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961)
Brazil-wood genus............  [VP]
................................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
Caesalpinia (genus)............  [VP Preferred]
...................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
...................................  Brady and Clauser, Materials Handbook (1977)
...................................  ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System online (2005-)
...................................  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
...................................  NCBI Taxonomy Browser (2008-)
...................................  Smithsonian Collections Search Center (2009-)
palo de Brasil (genus)............  [VP]
.........................................  TAA database (2000-)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
............  Van Dale Engels-Nederlands (1989)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "brazilwood." Accessed 10/16/01
.......... MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)

 

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