Nothospondias talbotii S.Moore
Nothospondias staudtii is a tree with a spreading crown of more or less erect branches; it can grow from 5 - 26 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is up to 50cm in diameter; it can be free of branches for up to 10 metres[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
This species has a relatively wide range, but is rare within that range and its habitat is rapidly declining due to human activities. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Cameroon, south to coastal DR Congo and northern Angola.
An understorey tree in broken high forest; rain-forest; riverine forest; in understorey and half-shade; rare in the dry forest zone near the coast, where it was possibly originally planted; found at elevations up to 400 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Leaf extracts have shown in-vivo analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities[
The wood is a clear yellow, semi-hard and fibrous. It is easy to work and furnishes a good carpentry wood but appears to be little used[
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