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Useful Tropical Plants

Soyauxia velutina

Hutch. & Dalziel

Peridiscaceae


This species is very closely related to Soyauxia floribunda.

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Soyauxia velutina is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow from 3 - 11 metres tall. The bole can be 10cm in diameter. The plant sometimes adopts a more climbing habit[
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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 plant is likely to be used locally as a source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Nigeria; Gabon.

Habitat

Evergreen rain-forest, valley bottoms, often by water[
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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Properties

Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Just as with the closely related Soyauxia grandifolia, the twigs of this species are probably used as chew sticks to clean the teeth and maintain dental hygiene[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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The heart-wood is reddish; it is clearly demarcated from the white sap-wood. The wood is hard[
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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Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2021-03-01. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Soyauxia+velutina>

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