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Useful Tropical Plants

Cassipourea ruwensorensis

(Engl.) Alston

Rhizophoraceae

+ Synonyms

Cassipourea mildbraedii (Engl.) Alston

Weihea bequaertii De Wild.

Weihea mawambensis Engl.

Weihea mildbraedii Engl.

Weihea ruwensorensis Engl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Cassipourea ruwensorensis varies from an evergreen shrub growing 3 - 4 metres tall up to a tree that can be 20 - 25 metres tall[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.

Range

Tropical Africa - Congo, DR Congo, Central African Republic, southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania.

Habitat

A common understorey tree occurring in upland evergreen forest or dense semi-swamp forest, at elevations from 500 - 2,500 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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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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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is whitish with mauve markings in the core; it is indistinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight, texture fine and even. The wood is refractory in seasoning, but with proper care in stacking, surface checking is not serious; it is easy to work by hand and machine tools, producing a fine surface; it tends to split on nailing, making pre-boring necessary; it glues, peels and slices well. The wood is resistant to wear and abrasion but its durability is low. Logs are susceptible to stain and insect attack, including Lyctus borers. The heartwood is extremely resistant to impregnation, the sapwood moderately resistant. The wood is suitable for light construction, ship and boat building, vehicle bodies, furniture and cabinet work, musical instruments, boxes and crates, interior trim, toys and novelties, turnery, and for veneer, plywood, hardboard and particle board[
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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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