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Useful Tropical Plants

Brandzeia filicifolia

Baill.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Bathiaea rubriflora Drake

Common Name:

Brandzeia filicifolia
Flowers
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General Information

Brandzeia filicifolia is a deciduous tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be 60cm or more in diameter[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The plant's native habitat is under threat from habitat loss as a result of conversion of land for agriculture or firewood - the forests have become fragmented, experiencing a reduction of at least 30% over the last 30 years due to this human exploitation. The plant is fairly widespread and is not seen as being threatened at present, though the situation needs to be monitored. It is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

Range

Africa - northern and western Madagascar.

Habitat

Deciduous woodland at elevations up to 300 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. It is often found on limestone soils, but has also been recorded from sandy, basalt and gneiss soils[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
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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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height20.00 m
Pollinators?Sunbirds
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The whitish wood is hard. It is used for planks in house construction[
299
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.
]. The wood is reddish[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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