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Useful Tropical Plants

Androstachys johnsonii

Prain

Picrodendraceae

+ Synonyms

Androstachys subpeltata (Sim) E.Phillips

Weihea subpeltata Sim

Common Name:

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General Information

Androstachys johnsonii is a tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres and 60 - 90cm in diameter[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].
A valuable timber tree, it is harvested from the wild for local use and for trade[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.

Range

Southern Africa - Mozambique, Swaziland, S. Africa, Mozambique.

Habitat

Locally common in hot dry localities on well drained soils; usually gregarious on rocky hillsides and along seasonal watercourses; often forming dense shrub thickets; mixed deciduous woodland; at elevations from 100 - 900 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a light or medium brown with a reddish tint and with darker markings; it is not clearly demarcated from the yellowish white sapwood. The texture is very fine and even; the grain straight to irregular and wavy; somewhat lustrous; without any characteristic odour or taste. The heartwood is highly resistant to attack by decay fungi and termites. The wood seasons slowly, is prone to surface checking and requires careful air-drying using thin stickers and pile covers. It is reported to saw and machine without particular difficulty; a good turnery wood; it gives a good finish; glues well. The wood is used for parquet flooring, heavy construction, railroad crossties, turnery, mine props etc[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
]

Propagation

Seed -
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