Coelocline parviflora (A.Rich.) DC.
Uvaria parviflora A.Rich.
Xylopia holtzii Engl.
Xylopia parviflora (A.Rich.) Benth.
Xylopia longipetala is an evergreen shrub or tree growing from 6 - 24 metres tall. The straight bole has buttresses[
The tree is used locally as a source of fibre, timber and medicines. It is also suitable for providing shade near houses or in farmland[
Tropical Africa - Senegal to Sudan and Kenya, south to Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
Dry lowland forests, thickets and woodland in Tanzania[
]. Fringing forest of the lowland rain-forest and savannah zones[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The bark is used as a treatment for snake bites and stomach-ache[
The plant is antitussive and expectorant[
]. A decoction of equal parts of the roots and leaves is taken to treat coughs[
The cylindrical fruiting carpels are spicy. They and the stem-bark are put into a remedy for skin infections, but examination for anti-bacterial or anti-fungal action showed no activity[
A fibre obtained from the bark is used to make cordage[
The yellow wood is hard, fine-grained, elastic and is believed to resist termites[
]. Its flexibility and durability render it suitable for oars and masts, and it is also used for house-posts, scantlings, tool handles, beds, domestic utensils and general carpentry[
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