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Useful Tropical Plants

Newtonia griffoniana

(Baill.) Baker f.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Newtonia klainei Pierre ex Harms

Newtonia zenkeri Harms

Pentaclethra griffoniana Baill.

Piptadenia griffoniana (Baill.) Baker f.

Piptadenia klaineana Pierre ex A.Chev.

Piptadenia zenkeri (Harms) Pellegr.

Common Name:

Newtonia griffoniana
Botanical specimen of the dried leaf
Photograph by: Missouri Botanical Garden
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General Information

Newtonia griffoniana is a tree that can grow 25 - 35 metres tall. The bole can be 70 - 80cm in diameter with buttresses at the base, at least in old specimens)[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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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 mainly local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo.

Habitat

Evergreen forests[
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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
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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
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is suitable for construction, flooring, joinery, interior trim, ship building, vehicle bodies, mine props, furniture, cabinet work, handles, ladders, sporting goods, toys, novelties, agricultural implements, food containers, carvings, turnery, veneer and plywood[
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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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