Piptadenia chevalieri Harms
Tetrapleura chevalieri is a deciduous tree growing 15 - 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The fruit is used as a fish poison[
West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Ghana
A rare tree, scattered in rainforests[
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ruit 15 cm long or more, each valve with a longitudinal wing-like rather fleshy ridge ± 2 cm broad[
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[
Seed - sown in a nursery seedbed or individual containers, they usually take about 6 days to germinate[
]. Pot them up into individual containers when they are about five weeks old. They can then be planted out about 3 weeks later[
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