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Useful Tropical Plants

Pteleopsis hylodendron

Mildbr.

Combretaceae

+ Synonyms

Pteleopsis albidiflora De Wild.

Pteleopsis bequaertii De Wild.

Common Name:

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General Information

Pteleopsis hylodendron is a tree that can grow 25 - 40 metres tall, occasionally to 50 metres. The bole can be free of branches for up to 19 metres, up to 80cm in diamete, without buttressesr[
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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The wood is little used, but is suitable for outdoor use and construction[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Guinea to Central African Republic and southern Sudan, south to northern Angola and DR Congo.

Habitat

Dense rain forest and the more open, secondary formations; at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
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.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height35.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The tree resembles Terminalia ivorensis, with which it is sometimes confused[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellow-brown to greenish grey; it is not clearly demarcated from the 7 - 10cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine, the grain straight or interlocked, somewhat irregular. The wood is heavy; hard; durable, being resistant to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons slowly, with only a slight risk of checking, but a high risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood works well, but stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended because of the interlocked grain; nailing and screwing are good but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood can be used in construction, railway sleepers, flooring, joinery, panelling etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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