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Useful Tropical Plants

Talbotiella gentii

Hutch. & Greenway

Fabaceae

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General Information

Talbotiella gentii is an evergreen tree with a dense, heavy, spreading crown; it usually grows from 9 - 18 metres tall. The bole is thick with a thin bark[
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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1614
Title
A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, 65(3), 401-420, 2010
Author
Mackinder, B., Wieringa, J., & Van der Burgt, X.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/23216390
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental, valued for its sweetly-scented, pinkish-white, decorative: flowers[
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/
].
Talbotiella gentii is endemic to Ghana, where habitat degradation and loss caused by clear-cutting of the forest, agriculture and human settlement are ongoing threats. The plant now exists in small stands in rocky areas of dry forest, most of its habitat having been destroyed. The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species[
1614
Title
A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, 65(3), 401-420, 2010
Author
Mackinder, B., Wieringa, J., & Van der Burgt, X.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/23216390
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1614
Title
A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, 65(3), 401-420, 2010
Author
Mackinder, B., Wieringa, J., & Van der Burgt, X.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/23216390
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

West tropical Africa - Ghana

Habitat

A gregarious tree, sometimes forming pure stands, growing in dry, species-poor, semi-deciduous forest, on rocky ground, often forming a belt between savannah and deciduous rain-forest[
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.
,
1614
Title
A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, 65(3), 401-420, 2010
Author
Mackinder, B., Wieringa, J., & Van der Burgt, X.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/23216390
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Conservation StatusCritically Endangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used localy for 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/
].

Propagation

The seed germinates in the shade of the parent tree in its native habitat[
1614
Title
A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, 65(3), 401-420, 2010
Author
Mackinder, B., Wieringa, J., & Van der Burgt, X.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/23216390
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
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