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Useful Tropical Plants

Nesogordonia holtzii

(Engl.) Capuron ex L.C.Barnett & Dorr

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Cistanthera holtzii Engl.

Cistanthera parvifolia M.B.Moss ex Milne-Redh.

Nesogordonia parvifolia (M.B.Moss ex Milne-Redh.) Capuron

Common Name:

Nesogordonia holtzii

General Information

Nesogordonia holtzii is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow from 4.5 - 30 metres tall. The usually straight and cylindrical bole can be unbranched for two thirds of its length; it is slightly buttressed or fluted at the base, especially in older trees[
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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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328
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Website
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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The wood is of good quality and is often harvested from the wild for local use. It is sold in local markets local markets and deserves wider use in the local furniture industry[
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Title
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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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical east Africa - southern Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar.

Habitat

Evergreen dry forest on coastal lowlands at elevations up to 500 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
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.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pale pink to brown; it is distinctly demarcated from the paler sapwood. The grain is straight; texture fine; wood surface is lustrous and greasy. The wood is moderately heavy, hard, tough, moderately durable but susceptible to pinhole borer, termite and marine borer attack. The timber should be dried slowly to avoid case-hardening; there is some tendency to warp. Once dry, it is stable in service. It works well with machine and hand tools and planes to a smooth surface; nailing and screwing properties are good, but pre-boring is recommended; gluing does not cause problems. The wood turns well, takes a good polish and can be painted and varnished without difficulty. It is moderately suitable for veneer production. It is used for poles and sawn timber in house building[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
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Propagation

Seed -

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