Dichapetalum corradii Chiov.
Dichapetalum dummeri Moss
Tapura lujae De Wild.
Tapura fischeri is a shrub or much-branched tree with a widely spreading crown; it usually grows up to 20 metres tall, exceptionally to 25 metres. The bole branches from low down; it is up to 45cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Congo, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, S.
An understorey plant of lowland forest, at elevations up to 1,300 metres. In West Africa it is found in drier types of semi-deciduous forest, but is also common in riverine forest[
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The leaves are used as a medicine for stomach-ache[
Extracts of the leaves were found to contain 4 pheophytins, as well as pheophorbide, a methyl ester[
The wood is hard, tough[
]. It is used for building poles, tools and wooden spoons[
The wood is used for fuel[
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