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Useful Tropical Plants

Leplaea adenopunctata

E.J.M.Koenen & J.J.de Wilde

Meliaceae


This species has been wrongly identified as part of Leplaea thompsonii in the past[
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Leplaea adenopunctata is a tree; it can grow up to 33 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 20 metres, up to 80cm in diameter with low buttresses[
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree has almost certainly been harvested for its wood in the past as a part of Leplaea thompsonii. It is uncertain if it is currently being harvested[
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant has not yet been evaluated in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It has been suggested that it should be classified as 'Endangered'[
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

West tropical Africa - Guinea, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana.

Habitat

An understory or subcanopy tree in tropical rainforests, occurring at elevations ranging from sea-level to 600 metres[
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The following is a description of the wood of Leplaea thompsonii. The wood of this species is likely to be very similar[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
,
886
Title
A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution 145 (2): 209-241, 2012
Author
Koenen E.J.M.; de Wilde J.J.F.E.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2012.656
Publisher
The Royal Botanical Society; Belgium.
Year
2012
ISBN
2032-3913
Description
A review of the genus Guarea in Africa, it excludes all the African species from that genus, placing the majority of them in Leplaea and one in Neoguarea. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
The heartwood is orangey-brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 5 - 10cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain interlocked to straight; the aspect is slightly moiré. The wood is light to moderately heavy; moderately hard; durable, being resistant to fungi and dry wood borers but susceptible to termites. It seasons fairly quickly with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is stable in service. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, though pre-boring may be required; gluing is correct. A high quality timber, it is used for many purposes including high class furniture, cabinet making, cigar boxes, panelling, joinery, flooring, light carpentry, veneer[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-24. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Leplaea+adenopunctata>

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