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Useful Tropical Plants

Chrysophyllum viridifolium

J.M.Wood & Franks

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Donella viridifolia (J.M.Wood & Franks) Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Common Name:

Chrysophyllum viridifolium
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit
Photograph by: Wood, J.M., Evans, M.S., Natal plants, vol. 6: t. 569 (1909-1912)
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General Information

Chrysophyllum viridifolium is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow up to 20 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Eastern Africa - Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Natal.

Habitat

Dry lowland, dry montane and riverine forests[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

A tree of low to moderate elevations in the subtropics to the tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for timber, grain mortars and stools[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-10-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Chrysophyllum+viridifolium>

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