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Useful Tropical Plants

Gnidia daphnifolia

L.f.

Thymelaeaceae

+ Synonyms

Dais madagascariensis Lam.

Gnidia madagascariensis (Lam.) Gilg

Lasiosiphon baronii Baker

Lasiosiphon carinatus (Leandri) Leandri

Lasiosiphon dumetorum Leandri

Lasiosiphon hildebrandtii Scott-Elliot

Lasiosiphon madagascariensis (Lam.) Decne.

Lasiosiphon multifolius (Leandri) Leandri

Lasiosiphon pubescens (Lam.) Decne.

Lasiosiphon rostratus Meisn.

Lasiosiphon saxatilis Scott-Elliot

Lasiosiphon suffrutescens Leandri

Lasiosiphon waterlotii Leandri

Common Name:

Gnidia daphnifolia
Flowering branches
Photograph by: Charles Rakotovao
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General Information

Gnidia daphnifolia is a shrub or a tree growing up to 6 metres tall[
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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 fibre.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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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 - Madagascar at elevations from sea level to around 1,400 metres[
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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.
].

Habitat

Degraded, open savannahs; mainly on sandy or lateritic soilsbut also sometimes on rocky slopes of granite, gneiss, limestone and possibly marble[
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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.
]. Sandy and rocky locations[
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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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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant flowers and produces fruit all year round[
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.
].

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[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
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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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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.
]. 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[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
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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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