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Useful Tropical Plants

Cassipourea afzelii

(Oliv.) Alston

Rhizophoraceae

+ Synonyms

Cassipourea caesia Stapf

Cassipourea parvifolia (Scott-Elliot) Stapf

Dactylopetalum parvifolium Scott-Elliot

Richea afzelia Kuntze

Weihea afzelii Oliv.

Common Name:

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General Information

Cassipourea afzelii is a slender-branched shrub or tree growing up to 15 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Guinea to Ghana and Nigeria to Cameroon.

Habitat

Usually found in the understorey, and close to water, in wet evergreen forest, gallery forest, and secondary forest, especially in regions with an annual rainfall of over 2,500mm[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the wet, lowland tropics. It is usually found in areas with a rainfall in excess of 2,500mm[
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Prefers a shady position[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used medicinally[
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Other Uses

The stems are very strong, tough and durable[
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Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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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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Propagation

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