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Useful Tropical Plants

Tetrapterocarpon geayi

Humbert

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Tetrapterocarpon geayi
Tree growing in native habitat
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General Information

Tetrapterocarpon geayi is a deciduous tree; it can grow up to 12 metres tall. The bole can be up to 45cm in diameter[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - southwestern Madagascar.

Habitat

Dry woodland and scrubland at elevations up to 300 metres. Locally frequent, it has been recorded on limestone, sand and basalt soils[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The powdered root bark is applied as a plaster to wounds and sores[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
]. A decoction of the root bark is gargled to treat toothache[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is orange-red; the sapwood yellowish in a narrow band 15 - 20mm wide. The grain is slightly interlocked; texture fine. The wood is heavy and hard, with moderate shrinkage during drying. It is used for poles in house construction, carpentry and cart construction. It has been recorded to be in demand for the junction of outriggers to pirogues and for wheel axes of carts. The wood is suitable for luxury mosaic parquet flooring, heavy furniture and sliced veneer[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].
The wood is used for charcoal production[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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