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Useful Tropical Plants

Pongamiopsis amygdalina

(Baill.) R.Vig.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Millettia amygdalina Baill.

Common Name:

Pongamiopsis amygdalina
Flowers
Photograph by: Richard Randrianaivo
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General Information

Pongamiopsis amygdalina is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 14 metres tall. The bole is up to 30cm in diameter[
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The tree is a locally important source of timber, being harvested from the wild.
Known from only two localities in north Madagascar, its range extends less than 300 square kilometers. Subpopulations near Antsiranana are declining as a result of forest degradation and selective felling. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - northern Madagascar.

Habitat

Deciduous woodland in limestone areas at elevations below 500 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for house construction and planks[
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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 wood is used for fuel[
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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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