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Useful Tropical Plants

Calpocalyx aubrevillei

Pellegr.

Fabaceae

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General Information

Calpocalyx aubrevillei is an evergreen tree with a thick crown growing up to 25 metres tall, occasionally to 30 metres. The bole can be straight and cylindrical, unbranched for up to 18 metres and up to 70cm in diameter; but it is often curved with branches starting from quite low down. The bole has buttresses up to 1.5 metres high and 1 metre wide; on poorly drained soils the plant produces stilt roots[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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0
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Ghana.

Habitat

Rain-forest in valleys and on river banks; very abundant or rather common by places; at elevations around 700 metres in Liberia[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist lowland tropics.

Edible Uses

The seeds are edible after cooking[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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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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A vegetable salt is made from the ashes of the wood[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. The evaporated leachate of the burnt ashes is used[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
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Medicinal

A relieving salve is made from the pounded seeds in palm oil. It is used to treat women’s aching breasts[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

Its wood is lighter in weight than the related Calpocalyx brevibracteatus, it is not durable and is liable to warping. It is used locally in construction, and for making planks and canoes[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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