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Useful Tropical Plants

Bikinia pellegrinii

(A.Chev.) Wieringa

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Monopetalanthus pellegrinii A.Chev.

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General Information

Bikinia pellegrinii is a tree with a hemispherical crown; it can grow up to 50 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 30 metres; up to 200cm in diameter with broad buttresses around 1 metre high radiating out for up to 10 metres[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].
The tree is a source of 'Andoung' timber and is often harvested from the wild for local use and trade.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.

Range

West tropical Africa - southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, DR Congo.

Habitat

Canopy tree of primary evergreen rain-forest, growing in areas not subject to inundation; in small clusters of less than 10 mature trees; also in larger stands; at elevations up to 900 metres[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Properties

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HabitTree
Height40.00 m
PollinatorsHoverflies, Bees, Beetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

The plant favours areas with a mean annual rainfall of less than 2,200mm[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

Sapwood creamy white in fresh, pink-brown to orange-brown in dry condition[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].
Together with the closely related B. Letestui, and probably confused with it, this species will be logged and sold as one of the 'Ekop Rouge' species from southern Cameroon.
The tree is a source of 'Andoung' timber[
896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
]. We do not have any more specific information on the wood of this species, but a general description of angoung wood is as follows:-
The heartwood is pink-brown to red-brown; it is not clearly demarcated from the 5 - 15cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain interlocked. The wood is light in weight; soft to moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons somewhat slowly, with a high risk of distortion and a slight risk of checking; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools, though the presence of interlocked grain can lead to tearing and there is a tendency to woolliness; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. The wood is used in light construction, joinery, flooring, boxes and crates, furniture components; stairs, veneer etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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896
Title
Monopetalanthus exit. A systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-4
Author
Wieringa J.J.
Publisher
Wageningen University; Holland
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5808-121-4
Description
A university thesis, it is a revision of the genus Monopetalanthus and related genera with a very good description of the species, including known uses.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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