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Useful Tropical Plants

Mitragyna stipulosa

(DC.) Kuntze

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Adina stipulosa (DC.) Roberty

Fleroya stipulosa (DC.) Y.F.Deng

Hallea stipulosa (DC.) J.-F.Leroy

Mamboga stipulosa (DC.) Hiern

Mitragyna chevalieri K.Krause

Mitragyna macrophylla Hiern

Nauclea bracteosa Welw.

Nauclea stipulosa DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Fleroya stipulosa is a tree growing up to 36 metres tall[
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, up to 95cm in diameter, with short, thick buttresses[
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 tree is harvested from the wild for its wood and medicinal uses. An important timber tree, the wood is sometimes exported under the name 'West African Mahogany'[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].
The tree suffers from over-exploitation for its timber in many parts of its range. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
338
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal, through Nigeria and Cameroon to Sudan, south to Angola and Zambia.

Habitat

Swamp-forest and savannah-forest into plateau areas[
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

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The boiled roots are used to treat colic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

The leaves are used as a febrifuge to treat coughs[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The heartwood is light brown, possibly with coloured veins; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interlocked. The wod is light in weight; soft; not durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons fairly quickly, with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It often has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good so long as the wood is pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is a good general purpose timber, resistant to some acids, it is used for purposes such as cabinet making, furniture, turnery, carving, interior joinery and panelling, boxes and crates, canoes etc[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
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 -
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