Taxon: Schinopsis balansae Engl.

Genus: Schinopsis
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Nomen number: 70657
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 6:286. 1885
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • willow-leaf red quebracho  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • quebracho rouge  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • roter Quebrachobaum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • quebracho-colorado  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebracho-vermelho  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebracho-vermelho-chaquenho  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebracho colorado  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • quebracho  (Source: Websters Dict) - Spanish (South America)

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Meyer & Barkley, Lilloa 33:209. 1973)
  • Materials: wood (fide Ency WTimber)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Mato Grosso
    • Southern South America: Argentina Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Santa Fe; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Meyer, T. & F. A. Barkley 1973. Revision del genero Schinopsis (Anacardiaceae) (Lilloa) 33:209, 213-216.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Spichiger, R., ed. Flora del Paraguay. (F Parag)
  • Woods, R. P. 1949. Timbers of South America

Check other web resources for Schinopsis balansae Engl. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.