Bauhinia podopetala is a deciduous shrub or tree growing up to 15 metres tall. The bole can be up to 20cm in diameter, but is usually short and poorly shaped[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber.
Africa - northern and western Madagascar.
Deciduous woodland, often along rivers or in valleys, where it is found on sandy and alluvial soils at elevations up to 300 metres[
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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 wood is used for house construction, especially for poles, and for fences. It is suitable for joinery, interior trim, boxes and crates[
The wood is used for fuel[
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