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Useful Tropical Plants

Newtonia erlangeri

(Harms) Brenan

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Piptadenia erlangeri Harms

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General Information

Newtonia erlangeri is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 6 - 20 metres tall[
500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
].
The tree is a much favoured source of wood for making charcoal and so it is very commonly harvested from the wild. It is also used locally as a timber and for medicinal purposes.
This species is commonly targeted for charcoal burning because it is considered to be one of the best trees for this purpose. Trees are also logged for their timber and there has been a loss of habitat across the species' range because of expanding agricultural activities. Populations have been greatly decreased and the plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.

Range

East tropical Africa - southern Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania.

Habitat

Riverine woodland; semi-evergreen bushland; ground-water forest; Euphorbia bushland and thickets; at elevations around 50 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A bark decoction is taken for treatment of tympanites[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

Its wood is used for house building[
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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.
].
The wood is highly valued as a source of charcoal[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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