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Useful Tropical Plants

Bauhinia grandidieri

Baill.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Bauhinia grandidieri
Close-up of a flower and the leaves
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Bauhinia grandidieri Bauhinia grandidieri Bauhinia grandidieri

General Information

Bauhinia grandidieri is a shrub growing up to 3 metres tall. The bole is usually short and poorly shaped[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber. The plant is grown as an ornamental, valued for its lilac-blue to whitish flowers[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - southern Madagascar.

Habitat

Dry woodland and scrubland[
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

We have no specific information on the properties of this wood, but the wood of Bauhinia spp. from Madagascar is generally medium-weight, moderately hard and not durable. It is easy to dry, with moderate shrinkage rates; easy to work; and fairly stable in service. The stems are used as poles in house construction[
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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 wood is used for fuel[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
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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 -
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