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Useful Tropical Plants

Trichoscypha bijuga

Engl.

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Trichoscypha beguei Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Trichoscypha dinklagei Engl.

Trichoscypha gossweileri Exell & Mendonça

Trichoscypha preussii Engl.

Trichoscypha reticulata Engl.

Common Name:

Trichoscypha bijuga
Ripe fruit and seed cut open to show the structure
Photograph by: Ehoarn Bidault
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General Information

Trichoscypha bijuga is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall. The bole is up to 15cm in diameter[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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0
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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 probably harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The main threat to the species is forest clearance for agriculture, particularly plantations. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Guinea to Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo and northern Angola.

Habitat

An understorey plant in evergreen rain-forest at elevations from 40 - 1,000 metres[
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is probably used for similar purposes as that of Trichoscypha arborea. Those uses are as follows:-

The wood is used for hut-construction, canoes and planks. It is also carved into fetish masks, etc. It is suitable for light flooring, joinery, interior trim, furniture, cabinet work, musical instrument, pestles, toys, novelties, veneer, plywood, hardboard and particle board. It is recorded to have some industrial importance in the production of paper pulp, alone or in a mixture with other woods[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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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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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/
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Propagation

Seed -
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