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Trichoscypha beguei Aubrév. & Pellegr.
Trichoscypha dinklagei Engl.
Trichoscypha gossweileri Exell & Mendonça
Trichoscypha preussii Engl.
Trichoscypha reticulata Engl.
Ripe fruit and seed cut open to show the structure
Photograph by: Ehoarn Bidault
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[
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)[
West tropical Africa - Guinea to Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo and northern Angola.
An understorey plant in evergreen rain-forest at elevations from 40 - 1,000 metres[
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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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