Photograph by: B.navez
Weinmannia tinctoria is a tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be up to 100cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood and bark.
The Mauritian subpopulation is estimated to number less than 50 individuals, though other subpopulations exist. The main cause of population decline has been the exploitation of tree ferns on which the species appears to depend as a substrate for regeneration. It is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Africa - Mauritius and Réunion.
Found at elevations from 500 - 2,000 metres[
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The flowers are very attractive to bees, who produce a very agreeably-scented green honey from it[
The bark is astringent[
Leaf extracts have shown inhibiting activity of angiotensin converting enzyme, which plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure and diuresis[
The bark contains tannins[
]. It can be used as a dye[
The wood is used for construction and making cart wheels[
]. The wood has been used in Réunion for joinery, furniture, cabinet work and cooperage[
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