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Useful Tropical Plants

Viguieranthus kony

(R.Vig.) Villiers

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Calliandra kony R.Vig.

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General Information

Viguieranthus kony is an evergreen tree; it can grow up to 18 metres tall. The bole is up to 30cm in diameter[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The comparatively small distribution area of Viguieranthus kony makes it liable to genetic erosion, although it is apparently locally common. It has not been assessed by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - eastern Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid evergreen forest, at elevations from sea-level up to 1,000 metres[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The yellow-grey wood is dense. It is used for joinery.

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-08-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Viguieranthus+kony>

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