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Useful Tropical Plants

Trichoscypha lucens

Oliv.

Anacardiaceae


This is a very variable plant in shape, size and leaf texture; it has often not been properly recognised and has thus acquired a large number of synonyms[
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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
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

+ Synonyms

Pseudospondias luxurians A.Chev.

Trichoscypha albiflora Engl.

Trichoscypha chevalieri Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Trichoscypha coriacea Engl. & Brehmer

Trichoscypha diversifoliolata Van der Veken

Trichoscypha ealensis Van der Veken

Trichoscypha kwangoensis Van der Veken

Trichoscypha ledermannii Engl. & Brehmer

Trichoscypha liketensis Van der Veken

Trichoscypha oba Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Trichoscypha pallidiflora Engl. & Brehmer

Trichoscypha parvifoliolata Van der Veken

Trichoscypha rhoifolia Engl. & Brehmer

Trichoscypha silveirana Exell & Mendonça

Trichoscypha submontana Van der Veken

Trichoscypha ulugurensis Mildbr.

Trichoscypha volubilis Van der Veken

Trichoscypha yapoensis Aubrév. & Pellegr.

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General Information

Trichoscypha lucens is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow from 5 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be 15 - 35cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses. Occasionally the plant adopts a scrambling or climbing habit with a much more slender stem 3 - 7cm in diameter[
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.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

It is believed that the leaves of this tree can cause an allergic rash when touched. So people are advised not to keep this tree near their homes[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Guinea to Central African Republic, Uganda and Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Habitat

Rain-forest; forest gallery; evergreen forest; forest relics on sandy soil; swampy forests; dry secondary forest; regrowth; bush with Dissotis leonensis; at elevations from 5 - 2,000 metres[
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

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Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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/
]. The pulp is sweet when ripe and is sometimes eaten[
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/
]. The fruit is an ovoid drupe 15 - 20mm long, 10 - 15mm in diameter with red hairs[
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
].

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used in the treatment of costal pains and stiff-neck[
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/
].

Other Uses

The bark exudes a dirty orange-yellow resin with an aromatic smell[
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/
].

The wood is strong, tough and durable. It is used for making canoes, tool handles, knife and sword sheaths and is sawn into planks[
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/
,
364
Title
Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.
Publication
 
Author
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D
Website
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/celp/webpages/projects/ecology/tree%20guide/introduction.htm
Publisher
Frontier
Year
0
ISBN
1-873070-33-0
Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.
]. The wood is carved into fetish masks[
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/
].

Propagation

Seed -
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