Cymonetra glandulosa (Portères) Roberty
Cynometra glandulosa Portères
Gilletiodendron glandulosum is an evergreen plant; most commonly a shrub, sometimes multi-stemmed, it can become a tree with a dense crown that grows 12 - 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, and perhaps also for its edible seed. The plant has been recommended for reforestation projects.
Gilletiodendron forests are extremely vulnerable to disturbance, particularly that caused by fire and small-scale timber harvesting. However, the plant is also able to sprout from roots and stumps, showing that the tree may recover quickly from fire and that the tree's fecundity and sprouting ability indicate that it is adapted to canopy disturbance. Additionally, there is no evidence that these forests are particularly vulnerable to disturbance by small-scale timber extraction, other than the fact that the indigenous Maninka people use the tree for construction wood. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
West tropical Africa - southwest Mali.
Forest and scrubland in innumerable disjunct patches along seasonal drainage channels and seepage areas onsandstone cliffs at elevations from 80 - 600 metres[
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The seeds are reportedly edible[
Gilletiodendron glandulosum has been recommended for reafforestation[
The very hard and durable wood is used in house building, especially for support posts and cross beams, and for granaries and beds[
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