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Useful Tropical Plants

Guibourtia ehie

(A.Chev.) J.LĂ©onard

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Copaifera ehie A.Chev.

Common Name: Black Hyedua

Guibourtia ehie
Inflorescence
Photograph by: Ehoarn Bidault
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General Information

Black hyedua is a tree that can grow up to 45 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter with buttresses up to 4 metres high[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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The tree is valued for its timber, which can be used as a substitute for rosewood. It is commonly harvested from the wild, and is traded internationally.
Exploitation rates of the wood are high and causing population declines. The tree has previously been listed as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2009)[
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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], but more recent research has found that the tree is more common than previously thought. It is currently classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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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.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western tropical Africa - Liberia to Gabon.

Habitat

Different forest types, from closed rainforest to drier semi-deciduous forest, at elevations from 500 - 700 metres[
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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.
,
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height45.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
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Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
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Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
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0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellow brown to dark brown, with grey to blackish veins and copper glints; it is clearly demarcated from the 4 - 7cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain interlocked; there is a moire aspect on quartersawn wood. The wood is heavy, hard, elastic; it is very durable, being resistant to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons somewhat slowly, with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect - stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; there is sometimes a white efflorescence on sawnwoods - this can be removed by washing with warm water; the interlocked grain can produce some difficulties in working the wood; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood is a popular substitute for rosewood. It is used for purposes such as fine furniture and cabinetwork, turnery, decorative veneers' panelling and flooring[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Title
Global Tree Campaign - 40 Species in Trade
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Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/trees/trade/40_species_in_trade.htm
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Description
Information on the habitats, uses and some cultivation notes for 40 species of timber trees.
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Title
Tropix 7
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Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
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0
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Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Guibourtia+ehie>

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