This species is closely related to Fagaropsis angolensis, and may be conspecific[
Clausena hildebrandtii Engl.
Clausenopsis gilletti Chiov.
Clausenopsis hildebrandtii (Engl.) Milne-Redh.
Fagaropsis gilletti Chiov.
Fagaropsis hildebrandtii is a deciduous shrub or tree; it can grow 2 - 7 metres tall. The bole has corky bosses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
East tropical Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya.
Rocky deciduous and evergreen bush or woodland, dry evergreen forest; Acacia-Commiphora bushland extending into open Combretum-Terminalia woodland, at elevations from 1,050 - 1,900 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The roots are used in traditional medicine to treat chest pain[
The wood is used for flooring, furniture and panelling. It is also suitable for light construction, joinery, interior trim, vehicle bodies, sporting goods, toys, novelties, musical instruments, carving, turnery, veneer and plywood[
The wood is used for fuel and for making charcoal[
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