Commiphora kilimandscharica Engl.
Trichilia bilocularis Pax
Trichilia buchananii C.DC.
Trichilia volkensii Gürke
Lepidotrichilia volkensii is an evergreen shrub or tree with a strongly-branched, spreading crown; it can grow from 3 - 20 metres tall, exceptionally to 25 metres. The small bole is often fluted[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
East tropical Africa - Sudan, Ethiopia, eastern DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi.
An understorey tree of moist forest types in the montane zone at elevations from 1,050 - 2,400 metres, sometimes to 3,300 metres. Often found in association with Podocarpus, Hagenia and Schefflera, but sometimes also in secondary evergreen bushland[
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A plant of moderate elevations in the tropics, where it can be found at elevations from 1,050 - 3,300 metres. It is found in areas where the mean annual rainfall is within the range 1,500 - 2,000mm[
Fruit - raw[
The bark is used in fermentation processes[
The sesquiterpenoid voleneol has been isolated from the plant[
The whitish heartwood is hard, with a fine texture. The wood is used for local construction and to make spoons and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - it has a short period of viability and so should be sown as soon as it is ripe. The seed does not need pretreatment[
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