Cossinia madagascariensis Baill.
Harpullia madagascariensis (Baill.) Radlk.
Majidea madagascariensis (Baill.) Radlk.
Majidea zanguebarica is a semi-deciduous shrub or tree with a dense, conical crown. Sometimes a shrub growing only 2 metres or more tall, it can reach reach large tree size and specimens up to 25 metres can be found in the coastal forests of Kenya[
The plant yields an attractive, good quality wood and is often harvested from the wild for both local use and for trade. It is often grown as an ornamental and street tree, valued in particular for its display of open, red seedpods and black seeds[
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar.
Riverine and coastal bushland; woodland with Julbernardia, Cynometra, Brachystegia; dry evergreen forest fringes; semideciduous often flooded forest; open ground with Hyphaene; often on coral; abandoned sisal plantations; at elevations to 500 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a rich, well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[
A slow-growing tree[
A hard, fine-grained wood, it is traditionally used to make fine cabinetry[
]. It is used locally for poles, handles, spoons etc[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as itis ripe[
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