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Useful Tropical Plants

Tetrapleura chevalieri

(Harms) Baker f.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Piptadenia chevalieri Harms

Common Name:

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General Information

Tetrapleura chevalieri is a deciduous tree growing 15 - 20 metres tall[
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 tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

The fruit is used as a fish poison[
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/
].

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Ghana

Habitat

A rare tree, scattered in rainforests[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height17.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

ruit 15 cm long or more, each valve with a longitudinal wing-like rather fleshy ridge ± 2 cm broad[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The sap-wood is greyish, turning yellow, and the heart-wood pinkish yellow turning pale red on exposure. The wood is fairly heavy and comparatively soft, moderately durable. It is used locally for small furniture items, doors etc[
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/
,
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed - sown in a nursery seedbed or individual containers, they usually take about 6 days to germinate[
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Title
World Agroforesty Centre
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.worldagroforestry.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online database of a huge range of trees giving very good information on each plant - its uses, ecology, identity, propagation, pests etc.
]. Pot them up into individual containers when they are about five weeks old. They can then be planted out about 3 weeks later[
618
Title
Manual for the Propagation and Cultivation of Medicinal Plants of Ghana.
Publication
 
Author
Amponsah K., Crensil O’R., Odamtten G.T., Ofusohene-Djan W.
Publisher
Aburi Botanic Garden; Ghana.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
A nice, concise guide, it details some of the medicinal uses of plants from Ghana. Available as a PDF file on the Internet.
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