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Useful Tropical Plants

Bikinia congensis

Wieringa

Fabaceae

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General Information

Bikinia congensis is a tree with a hemispherical crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for 10 metres, up to 100cm in diameter with small buttresses up to 100cm high[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.

Range

West tropical Africa - western Congo, western DR Congo, northern Angola.

Habitat

Evergreen rain-forest, both in areas subject to inundation and areas free from inundation; gregarious; probably at elevations from 200 - 600 metres[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used as a medicine against worms[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

It has been reported that white edible mushrooms grow on the trunk of this species[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Other Uses

The wood is suitable for joinery[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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