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Useful Tropical Plants

Bauhinia podopetala

Baker

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Bauhinia podopetala
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Fidy Ratovoson
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Bauhinia podopetala Bauhinia podopetala

General Information

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[
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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 western Madagascar.

Habitat

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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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 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 wood is used for house construction, especially for poles, and for fences. It is suitable for joinery, interior trim, boxes and crates[
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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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