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Useful Tropical Plants

Gnidia danguyana

Leandri

Thymelaeaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Gnidia danguyana
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: C. Davidson
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Gnidia danguyana Gnidia danguyana

General Information

Gnidia danguyana is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 6 metres tall[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its fibrous bark.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.

Range

Africa - eastern Madagascar.

Habitat

Littoral forest in open, often disturbed sunny areas, always on sandy substrates[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height4.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the humid tropical lowlands, where it is found at elevations up to 15 metres[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
].
Requires a sunny position. Only found on sandy soils in the wild[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
]. The plant is likely to be tolerant of maritime exposure[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fine and silky fibre is obtained from the bark. It is used to make cordage[
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.
]. Like that of many other species in Madagascar, the bark was formerly beaten on a mallet to obtain a kind of felt used for cloth. As technology evolved, fibres were extracted by crushing the bark, after which they were combed or scutched, making them suitable for spinning and weaving[
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 fibre from the bark is traditionally used to make 'papier Antaimore', a coarse paper that was commonly used locally but is now made more for tourists[
780
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 96
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
2009
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical magazine with various articles on plant nomenclature etc., including a treatment of the Gnidia species of Madagascar.
]. Papier Antaimore is a paper of excellent quality, made into articles such as stationary, envelopes, cards, notebooks, photo albums, lampshades and gift bags[
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 -
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