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Useful Tropical Plants

Daniellia alsteeniana

P.A.Duvign.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Daniellia alsteeniana is a tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 150cm in diameter at the base[
1355
Title
Plants of the World online
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://powo.science.kew.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database giving detailed descriptions of almost 40,000 species of plants (as of 2018), almost 25,000 images and a list of almost 850,000 plant names. A truly excellent resource and still growing.
,
1361
Title
Taxonomic Revision of Daniellia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae)
Publication
Systematic Botany (2010), 35(2): pp. 296-324
Author
Manuel de la Estrella, Carlos Aedo, Barbara Mackinder, and M
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood and resin. It is sometimes harvested commercially for its wood. The tree is very ornamental when in flower, with large pink flowers, held on long branches extending above the leafy crown, forming spectacular pink masses that can be seen from a distance[
1355
Title
Plants of the World online
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://powo.science.kew.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database giving detailed descriptions of almost 40,000 species of plants (as of 2018), almost 25,000 images and a list of almost 850,000 plant names. A truly excellent resource and still growing.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1361
Title
Taxonomic Revision of Daniellia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae)
Publication
Systematic Botany (2010), 35(2): pp. 296-324
Author
Manuel de la Estrella, Carlos Aedo, Barbara Mackinder, and M
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Tropical Africa - Gabon, Angola, DR Congo, Zambia

Habitat

Escarpment woods and dry forests on sandy soils[
1355
Title
Plants of the World online
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://powo.science.kew.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database giving detailed descriptions of almost 40,000 species of plants (as of 2018), almost 25,000 images and a list of almost 850,000 plant names. A truly excellent resource and still growing.
]. Clear and dry forest, savannah lands; at elevations from 350 - 1,400 metres[
1361
Title
Taxonomic Revision of Daniellia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae)
Publication
Systematic Botany (2010), 35(2): pp. 296-324
Author
Manuel de la Estrella, Carlos Aedo, Barbara Mackinder, and M
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A brown, fragrant balsam or oleo-resin is obtained from the trunk[
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.
,
1355
Title
Plants of the World online
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://powo.science.kew.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database giving detailed descriptions of almost 40,000 species of plants (as of 2018), almost 25,000 images and a list of almost 850,000 plant names. A truly excellent resource and still growing.
,
1361
Title
Taxonomic Revision of Daniellia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae)
Publication
Systematic Botany (2010), 35(2): pp. 296-324
Author
Manuel de la Estrella, Carlos Aedo, Barbara Mackinder, and M
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. It is used as an adulterant of copaiba balsam (from Copaifera species), as a material for torches, to fumigate closed areas etc[
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.
]. The fresh material is obtained by cutting out square pieces of the bark, though most of it is obtained from the ground in a semi-fossilized state[
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.
].

The wood is moderately coarse-textured and light in weight, reasonably strong but not very durable. The heartwood is likely to be gummy. Cut surfaces are likely to be wooly, but can be finished satisfactorily. The wood can be used as a decorative veneer for plywood, but is more commonly used to make crates, for construction purposes that do not require durability, and for high quality appearance[
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 -
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