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Useful Tropical Plants

Kotschya recurvifolia

(Taub.) White

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Smithia congesta Baker

Smithia drepanophylla Baker

Smithia recurvifolia Taub.

Common Name:

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General Information

Kotschya recurvifolia is an erect, much-branched, somewhat aromatic, sticky shrub; it can grow 20 - 360cm tall, occasionally reaching 450cm[
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.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Kotschya recurvifolia has a wide geographical distribution and is known to occur within the protected areas network. Despite general threats in the region this species is not thought to be specifically threatened or in decline. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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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.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Ethiopia, south to eastern Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique

Habitat

Grassland, moor, bamboo forest glades, forest edges, secondary thicket, usually on volcanic soils; open evergreen bushland, open parts of evergreen forest, streamsides, seepage channels of granite outcrops, roadsides hillsides; 1,200 - 3,300 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.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is useful for minor construction[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
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The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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