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Useful Tropical Plants

Oddoniodendron micranthum

(Harms) Baker f.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Oddoniodendron gilletii De Wild.

Berlinia micrantha Harms

Common Name:

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General Information

Oddoniodendron micranthum is a tree that can grow 15 - 35 metres tall. The straight bole can be 25 - 50cm in diameter[
328
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
0
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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1541
Title
Novitates Gabonenses 50. Le genre Oddoniodendron (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) de Basse Guinée : une révision taxo
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 2004, 26 (2): 241-250
Author
Ngok Banak L. & Breteler F.J.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1541
Title
Novitates Gabonenses 50. Le genre Oddoniodendron (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) de Basse Guinée : une révision taxo
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 2004, 26 (2): 241-250
Author
Ngok Banak L. & Breteler F.J.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

West tropical Africa - Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, northern Angola

Habitat

Forests; at elevations up to 750 metres[
1541
Title
Novitates Gabonenses 50. Le genre Oddoniodendron (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) de Basse Guinée : une révision taxo
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 2004, 26 (2): 241-250
Author
Ngok Banak L. & Breteler F.J.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The outer layer of the seed swells up and becomes mucilaginous immediately it is immersed in water[
1541
Title
Novitates Gabonenses 50. Le genre Oddoniodendron (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) de Basse Guinée : une révision taxo
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 2004, 26 (2): 241-250
Author
Ngok Banak L. & Breteler F.J.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The inflorescence consists of bisexual flowers as well as some male flowers in the upper part of the raceme[
1541
Title
Novitates Gabonenses 50. Le genre Oddoniodendron (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) de Basse Guinée : une révision taxo
Publication
Adansonia, sér. 3, 2004, 26 (2): 241-250
Author
Ngok Banak L. & Breteler F.J.
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is hard and durable. It is used for construction[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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