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Useful Tropical Plants

Baudouinia fluggeiformis

Baill.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Baudouinia suarezensis Dumaz-le-Grand

Common Name:

Baudouinia fluggeiformis
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: Porter P. Lowry II
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General Information

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[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Deciduous forest and woodland, also in dry woodland and scrubland, at elevations up to 500 metres, occasionally to 700 metres[
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Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a light to medium soil[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Leaf decoctions, and the gum from the bark, are used to treat pharyngitis and bronchitis[
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Other Uses

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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Propagation

Seed -
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