Latin name: Condalia hookeri
Synonyms: Condalia obovata
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)
Edible parts of Bluewood:Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and fleshy with a pleasant sweet flavour, it is mainly used for making jellies. The fruit has been boiled, then strained and the juice boiled again to make a syrup.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:High sandy banks, often covering large areas with dense, impenetrable chaparral. Dry soils, especially on limestone.
Other uses of Bluewood:A blue dye is obtained from the wood. Wood - very heavy, hard, dense, close-grained. The dense heartwood is a brilliant red colour and has been used to make ornamental objects. It burns with an intense heat and is valued as a fuel.
Cultivation of the herb:High sandy banks, often covering large areas with dense, impenetrable chaparral. Dry soils, especially on limestone.
Medicinal use of Bluewood:None known
Known hazards of Condalia hookeri:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.