Copaifera schliebenii Harms
Guibourtia schliebenii is a tree that can grow from 6 - 35 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and a gum. It is suitable for use as an ornamental[
This species is found in just 5 - 10 locations, where the main threat is from coastal development due to agricultural expansion, urban expansion and tourism develpoment. There is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique.
Near lake-shore; woodland on reddish-orange sands; coastal forest and woodland; at elevations up to 200 metres[
]. Found in lowland evergreen forest, particularly along the coast and sometimes on dolomite outcrops[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The sap from the bark is used as adhesive material and when dry it is used as gum copal[
The wood is hard. It is used for poles, tool handles, stools and spoons[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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