Piptadenia hildebrandtii Vatke
Newtonia hildebrandtii is a tree; it can grow up to 25 metres tall[
The tree is considered to be an excellent source of wood for fuel and charcoal, being commonly harvested from the wild. It is also a local source of wood and has medicinal uses.
East Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, southern Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, eastern S. Africa.
Riverine forests; dry areas with a high water-table, associated with Faidherbia albida, Acacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha, Dobera; also in bushland; at elevations from 120 - 1,500 metres[
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Often found on sandy soils in the wild[
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[
A root decoction is used as an anthelmintic[
Bark extracts have shown antimicrobial activity against a range of pathogenic bacteria and fungi[
The reddish brown, hard and moderately heavy wood is used for house construction, poles, implements and carvings[
The wood is considered an excellent firewood and suitable for making high-quality charcoal[
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