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Useful Tropical Plants

Triplochiton zambesiacus

Milne-Redh.

Malvaceae

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Common Name:

Triplochiton zambesiacus
Flower and leaves
Photograph by: Bart Wursten
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General Information

Triplochiton zambesiacus is a deciduous tree with a dense, rounded crown; it can grow up to 18 metres tall[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. The fine shade caused by the dense foliage and the handsome flowers make it a desirable ornamental[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern Africa - Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Along river banks and on alluvial floodplains, often associated with termitaria[
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Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Cooked leaves are eaten in Zambia and Zimbabwe[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is hard and has been used for yokes for oxen[
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Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings
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