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Useful Tropical Plants

Bauhinia morondavensis

Du Puy & R.Rabev.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Bauhinia morondavensis
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Peter B. Phillipson
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General Information

Bauhinia morondavensis is a deciduous shrub or tree growing up to 7 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 fibre and timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - southwestern and southern Madagascar.

Habitat

Deciduous woodland and scrubland[
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is used to make rope[
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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 poles in house construction[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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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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The wood is used for fuel[
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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.
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Propagation

Seed -
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