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Useful Tropical Plants

Eurypetalum tessmannii

Harms

Fabaceae


We are following the treatment in Obiang-Mbomio D. & Breteler F. J. 2007. - Révision du genre Eurypetalum Harms (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae). Adansonia, sér. 3, 29 (1) : 67-76., which has reduced Eurypetalum batesii to synonymy of Eurypetalum tessmannii.

+ Synonyms

Eurypetalum batesii Baker f.

Common Name:

Eurypetalum tessmannii

General Information

Eurypetalum tessmannii is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 90cm in diameter, often with many upright sprouts at the base or several boles together, with buttresses, and sometimes with aerial roots[
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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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1455
Title
Révision du genre Eurypetalum Harms (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae)
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 29 (1) : 67-76, 2007
Author
Diosdado Obiang-Mbomio, Franciscus J. Breteler
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and dyestuff.
There is no precise data about population status, abundance and trends at present but the species appears in several reports, checklists and papers, suggesting that E. tessmannii is present in its natural range and it is quite widespread. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1455
Title
Révision du genre Eurypetalum Harms (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae)
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 29 (1) : 67-76, 2007
Author
Diosdado Obiang-Mbomio, Franciscus J. Breteler
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

West tropical Africa - Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

Habitat

Rainforest[
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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.
]. Lowland rainforest, in both dense primary forest and also the more open, older secondary formations, at elevations up to 350 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height30.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild mainly on clay and loamy soils[
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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.
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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In the forest, trees are often surrounded by sprouts from the base of the bole; these sprouts may form circles of up to 5 metres in diameter[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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0
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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 flowers are possibly functionally unisexual. Trees with only apparently male flowers are more common than trees with apparently female flowers, in a proportion of approximately 4:1[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
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0
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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 fruits are explosively dehiscent with spiralling valves, dispersing the seeds over some distance[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
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0
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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

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant's vegetative way of propagation by sprouting may offer good possibilities for multiplication for purposes such as reafforestation programmes[
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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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0
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

A red dye is present in the wood[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
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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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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/
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The heartwood is coppery reddish brown; it is distinctly demarcated from the whitish to pale orange-yellow sapwood. The texture is fine. The wood is rather heavy and hard. It is used locally for construction, joinery and carpentry. In Gabon it is considered durable and used for house construction[
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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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