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Useful Tropical Plants

Entandrophragma palustre

Staner

Meliaceae

+ Synonyms

Heimodendon tisserantii Sillans

Common Name:

Entandrophragma palustre
Crown of a young tree
Photograph by: Scamperdale
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General Information

Entandrophragma palustre is a tree with a slightly spreading, dense crown; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The cylindrical bole sometimes has basal lobes; it can be unbranched for up to 20 metres and up to 100cm in diameter[
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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

Central Africa - DR Congo.

Habitat

Swampy forest that is periodically flooded[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
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http://www.prota.org
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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.
,
328
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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Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used in traditional medicine to treat stomach-ache, kidney pains, rheumatism, haemorrhoids, scabies, otitis and eye inflammation[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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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 moderately heavy. It is fairly difficult to saw. The wood is suitable for construction, joinery, interior trim, furniture, cabinet work, toys, novelties, boxes, crates, carvings and sliced veneer[
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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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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