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Useful Tropical Plants

Isoberlinia angolensis

(Welw. ex Benth.) Hoyle & Brenan

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Berlinia angolensis Welw. ex Benth.

Isoberlinia densiflora (Baker) Milne-Redh.

Berlinia densiflora Baker

Berlinia stolzii Harms

Berlinia niembaensis De Wild.

Isoberlinia niembaensis (De Wild.) P.A.Duvign.

Common Name:

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General Information

Isoberlinia angolensis is a deciduous shrub or a tree with a spreading, rounded crown; it usually grows 1 - 12 metres tall, occasionally reaching 20 metres. The bole can be free of branches for 5 - 7 metres in larger trees and around 50 - 100cm in diameter. The plant is also sometimes found as a shrub no more than 20 - 40cm tall[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - southern Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, southern DR Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Habitat

Deciduous woodland, sometimes dominant or co-dominant; open forests; gravelly, lateritic or muddy soils; often gregarious; at elevations from 600 - 2,100 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is used to treat coughs, wounds and snake bites[
1126
Title
A Survey of Medicinal Plants in Tabora Region, Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo C.K.
Publisher
Tanzania Forestry Research Institute, Lushoto Tanzania
Year
1991
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of the medicinal uses of around 125 species of plants
].

Other Uses

A reddish, resinous exudate flows from areas of damage to the trunk and stems. No uses are recorded for it[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
]

The pinkish, open-grained, non-durable wood is used for small carpentry etc[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].
The wood is used for fuel[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
]

Propagation

Seed -
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