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Useful Tropical Plants

Erythroxylum mannii

Oliv.

Erythroxylaceae


This species is sometimes confused with Margaritaria discoidea in the Cote D'Ivoire[
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.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Erythroxylum mannii

General Information

Erythroxylum mannii is a deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 70cm in diameter and is either slightly buttressed or fluted[
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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. The durable timber is valued for its durability and is commonly used in construction, being used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and DR Congo.

Habitat

Closed high-forest, or more often semi-deciduous forest[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark, taken from the east and west sides of the stem in a cryptic relic of sun-worship, is pulped with citron and maleguetta pepper for use in frictions for treating intercostal pains and pleurisy[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

A decoction of leafy twigs is reputed to be febrifugal[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Traces of alkaloid have been recorded in the plant[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is light brown to light red-brown with alternate light and dark veins, darkening upon exposure; it is not clearly demarcated from the 3 - 6cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain interlocked; there are small dark pith flecks. The wood is moderately heavy; soft; durable, being resistant to dry wood borers and termites, and moderately resistant to fungi. The wood is somewhat slow to season, with a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. The wood works well with ordinary tools; it nails and screws well; gluing is correct. It is used for a wide range of purposes, including general construction, interior and exterior panelling and joinery, flooring, furniture, ship building and veneer[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
,
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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The wood is used for fuel[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -
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Comments

nichiren nana kwame Asiedu 21st October 2014 9:46
Dear sir.
Kindly please requesting for,the native name for,Erythroxylum Mannii,In Liberia,or Ivory Coast.Other part,of west Africa.NATIVE,Name.use by the local.people.in history.

Thanks,for,your expedite cooperation feedback,Answers,on these questions requested from,your network,.
Thanks

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