Baudouinia suarezensis Dumaz-le-Grand
Baudouinia fluggeiformis is a deciduous tree usually growing up to 15 metres tall, occasionally to 20 metres. The fluted bole is up to 50cm, occasionally to 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Africa - Madagascar.
Deciduous forest and woodland, also in dry woodland and scrubland, at elevations up to 500 metres, occasionally to 700 metres[
]. It generally prefers sandy and alluvial soils, but is occasionally found on clay[
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Prefers a light to medium soil[
Leaf decoctions, and the gum from the bark, are used to treat pharyngitis and bronchitis[
The wood is very hard and resilient. It is considered valuable, but is generally used for posts and poles in house building, and for cattle enclosures[
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