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Useful Tropical Plants

Entandrophragma bussei

Harms

Meliaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Entandrophragma bussei is a deciduous tree with a spreading crown; it can grow from 10 - 20 metres tall[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Burundi, Tanzania.

Habitat

Deciduous Commiphora thicket, often with Cordyla densiflora, Adansonia digitata; deciduous woodland and bushland; at elevations from 785 - 1,220 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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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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Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used in cases of problems of milk production in nursing mothers[
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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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Other Uses

The reddish brown wood is heavy. It works easily and takes a good finish, but does not take nails well. The wood is used locally for making furniture, beehives and milk containers. It is suitable for construction, flooring, joinery, interior trim, ship building, vehicle bodies, toys, novelties, boxes, crates, turnery, veneer and plywood[
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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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Entandrophragma+bussei>

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