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Useful Tropical Plants

Pouteria pierrei

(A.Chev.) Baehni

Sapotaceae


The information from Protabase[
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] is for the taxon Pouteria aningeri Baehni. This is treated here as a synonym of Pouteria pierrei, in line with the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, but is recognised as distinct in the African Plant Database[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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+ Synonyms

Aningeria pierrei (A.Chev.) Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Aningeria robusta (A.Chev.) Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Hormogyne pierrei A.Chev.

Malacantha robusta A.Chev.

Pouteria aningeri Baehni

Rhamnoluma robusta (A.Chev.) Baehni

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General Information

Pouteria pierrei is a deciduous tree with a dense crown; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 150cm in diameter, branchless for up to 25 metres, with triangular, often winged and branched buttresses up to 3 metres high[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its edible fruit. It is widely exploited for its wood, which is exported in considerable quantities as sawn wood and veneer[
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Known Hazards

Occupational asthma and contact urticaria caused by the wood dust have been recorded in sawmill workers[
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Botanical References

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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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An online flora, not yet complet (2012). Very comprehensive as regards to species covered, but the information on each species is often rather terse.

Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Cameroon and Central African Republic.

Habitat

Semi-deciduous forest and the transition zone to humid evergreen forest[
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Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The tree usually regenerates abundantly in the wild[
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The plant is susceptible to fire; after a fire in a forest in Côte d’Ivoire 50% of the trees died within 6 years[
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Seedlings are classified as non-pioneer light demanders. Although they may be very abundant around parent trees, further development depends on the presence of gaps in the forest canopy[
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Edible Uses

Fruit - raw. The pulp is eaten[
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]. The red fruit is a globose berry 15 - 20mm lcontaining a single large seed[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A latex exudes from the bark[
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The heartwood is creamy white to pale pinkish brown; it is indistinctly demarcated from the 3 - 6cm wide band of sapwood. The grain is straight, sometimes slightly interlocked; texture fine; the wood lustrous. It is moderately light, not durable and liable to attacks by fungi, termites and dry-wood borers. Drying usually does not cause problems, but there is a slight risk of distortion and checking and a tendency to blue stain, especially in early stages of air drying. Once dry, the wood is moderately stable in service. The wood contains about 0.3% silica and consequently the blunting effect on saws and cutting tools is high. Stellite-tipped sawteeth and tungsten-carbide tools are recommended. Nailing and screwing properties are good; the wood stains, paints and glues well; slicing properties are good, and excellent veneer can be produced. The wood is especially recommended for high-quality sliced veneer. It is also used for light carpentry, interior joinery, high-class furniture and moulding[
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Propagation

Seed -
Germination takes 2–3 weeks, and initial growth is slow[
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