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Useful Tropical Plants

Dialium excelsum

Steyaert

Fabaceae

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General Information

Dialium excelsum is a tree that can grow from 18 - 50 metres tall. The bole can be free of branches for about half of the tree's height, around 60 - 150cm in diameter with straight buttresses up to 8 metres high and 2 metres apart at the base[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Website
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 of its wood.
The tree is threatened by mining, overcutting for charcoal production and expansive agriculture in areas outside the protected parts of its range. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Congo, DR Congo, Uganda.

Habitat

Rain forests; riversides; at elevations around 760 - 900 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
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

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The dark brown wood is heavy and hard. It is suitable for purposes such as construction (including in contact with fresh water), heavy flooring, turnery, railway sleepers, tool handles, exterior panelling and joinery, sliced veneer[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
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0
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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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848
Title
Tropix 7
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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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The wood is used to make charcoal[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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