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Useful Tropical Plants

Baudouinia louvelii

R.Vig.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Baudouinia orientalis R.Vig.

Common Name:

Baudouinia louvelii
Ripe seedpods
Photograph by: Monique F. Randriatsivery
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General Information

Baudouinia louvelii is an evergreen tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - eastern Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid evergreen forests at low elevations[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is heavy and very hard. It has high shrinkage rates during drying, but is stable in service. It is very resistant to fungi and moderately resistant to termites and dry-wood borers. It is used for general carpentry[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-06-20. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Baudouinia+louvelii>

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