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Useful Tropical Plants

Anisophyllea obtusifolia

Engl. & Brehmer

Anisophylleaceae

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Common Name:

Anisophyllea obtusifolia
Tree growing in native habitat
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General Information

Anisophyllea obtusifolia is an evergreen tree growing up to 45 metres tall. The bole is usually straight, it can be branchless for up to 18 metres and up to 90cm in diameter[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is mainly used locally.

Known Hazards

The sawdust may cause allergic reactions to mucous membranes and skin[
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Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Tanzania.

Habitat

Locally common in evergreen rainforest at elevations around 900 metres[
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height35.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are used to treat kidney complaints[
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Other Uses

The twigs are used as chewing sticks to clean the teeth and maintain the health of the gums[
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The heartwood is pale brown; it is not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight; texture moderately coarse. The wood is moderately heavy; it is not durable, lasting about 1.5 years in contact with the ground, and is susceptible to Lyctus attack. The wood is easy to saw and work, but power demand is quite high. It takes a good finish; is liable to splitting upon nailing, but holds nails well. The wood is used for building poles and tool handles. It is suitable for construction, flooring, ship building, furniture, cabinet work, toys, novelties, boxes and crates[
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The wood is used for fuel and for making charcoal[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Propagation

Seed -
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