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Useful Tropical Plants

Entada pervillei

(Vatke) R.Vig.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Piptadenia pervillei Vatke

Common Name:

Entada pervillei
Inflorescence
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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General Information

Entada pervillei is a tree that usually grows up to 15 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 30 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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Description
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 sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - northern and western Madagascar.

Habitat

Evergreen humid forest and seasonally dry deciduous woodland, on sandy or limestone soils, at elevations up to 700 metres[
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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 *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild in sandy and limestone soils[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
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.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

In a screening test of extracts of Madagascan plants, this species has shown some antiplasmodial activity[
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.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is red, the sapwood white[
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 used for making the hull and other parts of canoes, for paddles and for the construction of stilt houses[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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