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Useful Tropical Plants

Bauhinia hildebrandtii

Vatke

Fabaceae

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Common Name:

Bauhinia hildebrandtii
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Bauhinia hildebrandtii Bauhinia hildebrandtii

General Information

Bauhinia hildebrandtii is a deciduous shrub or tree growing up to 10 metres tall. The bole is up to 30cm in diameter, it is usually short and poorly shaped[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - northern and northwestern Madagascar.

Habitat

More humid, deciduous woodland[
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Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height7.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

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 bole and branches are used as posts and poles in house construction, and for fences[
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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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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 -
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