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Useful Tropical Plants

Baudouinia rouxevillei

H.Perrier

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Baudouinia rouxevillei
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Fortunat Rakotoarivony
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General Information

Baudouinia rouxevillei is a tree growing up to 15 metres tall.
The wood is highly prized and much sought after within its native range, where the tree is commonly harvested for local use.
The tree has become endangered due to over-exploitation, possibly being even close to extinction. It has not as yet been evaluated by the IUCN[
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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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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - southwest Madagascar.

Habitat

Thickets and woodland in the subarid lowlands[
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Title
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 *  *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Baudouinia rouxevillei is a tree of the subarid tropical lowlands, where it is found at elevations lower than 500 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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bole and branches are deeply folded and channelled, with dark brown wood except for the outermost edges of the folds where it is whitish. This gives a very decorative effect and the wood is in high demand for making ornaments, lamp stands and walking-sticks[
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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.
].
The wood is used for making charcoal[
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.
]..

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-11-11. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Baudouinia+rouxevillei>

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