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Useful Tropical Plants

Newtonia paucijuga

(Harms) Brenan

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cylicodiscus battiscombei Baker f.

Cylicodiscus paucijugus (Harms) Verdc.

Piptadenia paucijuga Harms

Common Name:

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General Information

Newtonia paucijuga is a tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall[
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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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0
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
]. The usually straight and cylindrical bole can be branchless for up to 12 metres, it is up to 100cm in diameter and is usually free from buttresses[
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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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The tree yields a good quality wood and so is commonly harvested from the wild, both for local use and for trade.
Although fairly common in places, the tree has a restricted range; being only found in Kenya and Tanzania, where it grows in pockets of moist coastal forest. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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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

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Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.

Range

East tropical Africa - southern Kenya, Tanzania, northern Mozambique.

Habitat

Secondary forest, lowland moist evergreen forest and riverine forest, less often in dry evergreen forest, at elevations up to 500 metres[
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
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 pinkish brown to reddish brown, often with darker stripes or ripple marks; it is distinctly demarcated from the cream-coloured, 2.5 - 5cm wide band of sapwood. The grain is wavy or interlocked, texture fine to moderately coarse, even or slightly uneven. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately durable - showing moderate resistance to termite attack, but susceptible to powder-post beetle and marine borer attacks. In tests it showed excellent resistance against white and brown rot fungi. It saws and works well, both with hand and machine tools; planing is difficult because of the presence of interlocked grai; pre-boring is recommended before nailing and screwing, but the wood holds nails well; painting and varnishing do not cause problems. It can be used for veneer production, but drying of the veneer may cause considerable splitting. The wood is suitable for construction, flooring, joinery, furniture, interior trim, toys, novelties, boxes, crates, turnery, veneer, plywood, hardboard, particle board and pulpwood. It is traditionally used for the construction of dhows and canoes[
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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.
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Propagation

Seed -

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