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Useful Tropical Plants

Newtonia duparquetiana

(Baill.) Keay

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Entada duparquetiana Baill.

Newtonia insignis Baill.

Piptadenia duparquetiana (Baill.) Pellegr.

Piptadenia unijuga Pierre ex A.Chev.

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General Information

Newtonia duparquetiana is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 20 - 30 metres tall. The straight bole can be 80 - 100cm in diameter; it is buttressed at the base, sometimes with one or a few stilt-roots; root flanges are well developed at the base of the bole[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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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 tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Cameroon, south to coastal Congo and DR Congo.

Habitat

Evergreen forest; sandy grounds; granite; ferrugineous soils; 200 - 1,350 metres[
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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

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HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation Status

Cultivation Details



Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
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Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
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http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
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United States Department of Agriculture
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Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The brown wood is moderately heavy. It is used as a timber[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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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 -

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