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Useful Tropical Plants

Gilbertiodendron brachystegioides

(Harms) J.Léonard

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Macrolobium brachystegioides Harms

Common Name:

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General Information

Gilbertiodendron brachystegioides is a tree that can grow from 25 - 35 metres tall, occasionally to 40 metres. The rather straight bole can be free of branches for up to 20 metres and up to 80cm in diameter; it is free of buttresses[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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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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328
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.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
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The treee is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is mainly used locally. The wood is traded internationally in small quantities together with the wood of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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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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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

Habitat

High rain-forest; in small nearly pure stands[
328
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.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used in the same way as Gilbertiodendron dewevrei[
299
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.
].
The heartwood is a light chestnut brown to dark brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 5 - 10cm wide band of white sapwood.[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
,
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.
]. The texture is coarse; grain straight or interlocked; it releases a foetid smell on cutting, but this fades. The wood is of medium to heavy in weight, moderately hard, durable, being resistant to fungi and dry wood borers, and moderately resistant to termites. The wood works well with power tools, but the blunting effect is high and stellite-tipped tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but pre-boring is necessary; it glues well for interior use. The drying rate is slow, with a high risk of distortion; it is moderately stable in service[
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.
]. The wood, traded as ‘limbali’, is very suitable for flooring, joinery, stairs, window frames, doors and decks of bridges. It can also be used for heavy construction including hydraulic works, interior trim, mine props, ship building, vehicle bodies, garden furniture, railway sleepers, toys, novelties, agricultural implements, draining boards and turnery. As the wood does not have special aesthetic qualities, it is not very suitable for cabinet work and fine joinery[
299
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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