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Useful Tropical Plants

Vaughania dionaeifolia

S.Moore

Fabaceae


The genus Vaughania is closely related to Indigofera, and is seen as no more than a synonym of that genus by some authors. The genus Vaughania has been accepted here, but if it is moved back into Indigofera then this species would become Indigofera dionaeifolia (S.Moore) Schrire[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Indigofera arenicola R.Vig.

Indigofera dionaeifolia (S.Moore) Schrire

Common Name:

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General Information

Vaughania dionaeifolia is a deciduous shrub or a small tree; it can grow up to 10 metres tall. The bole can be up to 40cm in diameter[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Title
Adansonia Vol. 16
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 16
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris.
Year
1994
ISBN
0240-8937
Description
A botanical magazine containing a range of articles, including a revision of a section of the genus Danais. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Adansonia Vol. 16
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 16
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris.
Year
1994
ISBN
0240-8937
Description
A botanical magazine containing a range of articles, including a revision of a section of the genus Danais. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Africa - northern and northwestern Madagascar.

Habitat

Deciduous and semideciduous woodland on sandy soils, at elevations up to 200 metres[
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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.
,
728
Title
Adansonia Vol. 16
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 16
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris.
Year
1994
ISBN
0240-8937
Description
A botanical magazine containing a range of articles, including a revision of a section of the genus Danais. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height7.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The brown heartwood is heavy. It is used for house construction, cattle enclosures etc[
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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Propagation

Seed -

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