Latin Name: Handroanthus Impetiginosus
Other Common names: Iperoxo, Pau d’arco, Taheebo
Parts Used: Bark
The Lapacho tree is growing in the rain forests from Argentina, Paraguay, Brasil and other South American countries.
It is an evergreen with red or purple blossoms. In some areas, it can get old up to 700 years.
There are about a hundred species of this large tropical tree. It is a broad-leafed evergreen that may grow to 150 feet in height, and six feet in diameter. Some species produce large, white flowers while others produce purple or pink flowers.
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