If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Gagnebina myriophylla

(Baker) G.P.Lewis & P.Guinet

Fabaceae


This name is not universally accepted. We are following the treatment in 'Lewis, G.P. & Guinet, Ph. (1986) Kew Bulletin 41 (2): 463-470 Notes on Gagnebina in Madagascar.' However, the 'African Plant Database'[
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.
], and various other works, treat this taxon as Dichrostachys myriophylla Baker[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Dichrostachys myriophylla Baker

Common Name:

Gagnebina myriophylla
Flowers and an immature seedpod
Photograph by: Martin Callmander
Creative Commons License
Gagnebina myriophylla Gagnebina myriophylla

General Information

Gagnebina myriophylla is a tree growing up to 10 metres tall[
299
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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and charcoal.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - northwestern Madagascar.

Habitat

Lowland moist forest, often in forest margins, at elevations up to 300 metres[
299
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for construction[
299
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.
].
The wood is used to make charcoal[
299
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 -

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.