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Useful Tropical Plants

Librevillea klainei

(Pierre ex Harms) Hoyle

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Brachystegia klainei Pierre ex Harms

Common Name:

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General Information

Librevillea klainei is occasionally shrub-like, but is more commonly a tree with a large, much-branched crown; it can grow from 12 - 50 metres tall. The cylindrical bole is sometimes curved, it can be up to 120cm in diameter with thin buttresses up to 2 metres high[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, northern Angola.

Habitat

Lowland rainforest, where it is usually found scattered. It seems to be most abundant on sandy soils in swampy areas[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Seedlings may be quite abundant in the forest[
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The average wood volume in Gabon has been estimated at 0.65 cubic metres per hectare[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellowish brown to reddish brown with darker streaks; it is indistinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is moderately coarse. The wood is heavy, very hard. The rates of shrinkage upon air drying are high. The wood is fairly resistant to splitting. It is suitable for heavy construction and flooring[
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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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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-12-13. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Librevillea+klainei>

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