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Useful Tropical Plants

Homalium stipulaceum

Welw. ex Mast.

Salicaceae

+ Synonyms

Homalium adenostephanum Mildbr.

Homalium bullatum Gilg

Homalium dananense Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Homalium gossweileri Gilg

Homalium neurophyllum Hoyle

Homalium serrifolium Mildbr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Homalium stipulaceum is an evergreen shrub or tree; sometimes no more than 1.5 metres tall (especially after the forest is burned), it is more commonly a tree of the dense forest growing up to 35 metres tall, occasionally even to 45 metres. The straight, slender bole is up to 60cm in diameter, with buttresses up to 50cm high[
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/
,
544
Title
Cataloge of African Plants Collected by Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch in 1853 - 1861
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Longmans & Co.; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
In 6 volumes, it gives botanical descriptions and some uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Central African Republic, south to Angola and DR Congo.

Habitat

Rain-forest; dry transition forest to savannah; gallery, secondary and semi-deciduous forest; at elevations from 50 - 700 metres[
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/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark-slash is slightly scented and exudes a brown gum[
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/
].

The bole is straight and slender and has a very hard wood varying between yellowish-white or light brown to rosy[
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/
].
We do not have any more information on the wood of this species. However, we have a general description of the wood for the tropical West African members of this genus, which is as follows:-
The heartwood is yellowish-white, sometimes with darker stripes; it is not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interlocked; lustre is dull. The wood is moderately durable, being fairly resistant to marine borer attack. It has good weathering properties. It is reported to require very careful seasoning. The wood is easy to saw, plane, and finish, but hardened cutters are required. Rapid blunting may occur due to the presence of silica; it has good steambending characteristics. The wood is used for purposes such as heavy construction, flooring, boatbuilding, railroad crossties, poles and piles[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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