Xylopia butayei De Wild
Xylopia gossweileri Exell
Xylopia humilis Engl. & Diels
Xylopia zenkeri Engl. & Diels
Xylopia rubescens is an evergreen shrub or tree growing from 4.5 - 30 metres tall. The bole has stilt roots[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber, which is mainly used locally. It is sometimes planted to provide shade[
Tropical Africa - Liberia to Sudan and Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia and Tanzania.
Riverine forests, freshwater swamp forests and relicts of evergreen mist forests, at elevations from near sea level to 1,530 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The fibrous bark is used for making hut-walls and in hut-construction[
The white wood is light in weight and believed to be immune to insect attack. It is used for making the feet of chairs, etc that are made of the local rattans, and it also provides building poles for local construction[
The wood is used for fuel[
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