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Useful Tropical Plants

Kotschya aeschynomenoides

(Welw. ex Baker) Dewit & P.A.Duvign.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Smithia aeschynomenoides Welw. ex Baker

Damapana aeschynomenoides (Welw. ex Baker) Kuntze

Smithia mildbraedii Harms

Smithia ruwenzoriensis Baker f.

Smithia sphaerocephala Baker

Kotschya volkensii (Taub.) Dewit & P.A.Duvign.

Smithia volkensii Taub.

Common Name:

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General Information

Kotschya aeschynomenoides is an erect, occasionally decumbent, aromatic shrub with sticky stems; it can grow from 15 - 300cm 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 of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire; southern Sudan and Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia, Malawi, southern Tanzania

Habitat

Grassland; evergreen bushland with Hypericum; Philippia bushland; Oxytenanthera thicket; Protea, Pteridium grassland; Brachystegia woodland; evergreen forest margins; wet places[
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

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Although small, the wood is used for building materials and carpentry[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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The wood is used for fuel and making charcoal[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -
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