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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllarthron articulatum

(Desf. ex Poir.) K.Schum.

Bignoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Bignonia articulata Desf. ex Poir.

Phyllarthron noronhianum A.DC.

Phyllarthron poivreanum A.DC.

Common Name:

Phyllarthron articulatum
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: George E. Schatz
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General Information

Phyllarthron articulatum is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall, but is generally smaller[
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Title
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is grown as an ornamental in Madagascar.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellowish brown; it is distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight, sometimes slightly interlocked, texture moderately fine. The wood is very heavy, tough and very durable. It air dries very slowly with little degrade, although there is a slight tendency to surface checking; the rates of shrinkage from green to oven dry are quite high. The wood is rather difficult to saw and work, the use of stellite-tipped sawteeth is recommended; it can be finished to a smooth surface; pre-boring is needed when nailing; it glues, stains and polishes satisfactorily. It is very durable. It is resistant to impregnation with preservatives. It is traditionally used for the handles of weapons, especially of assegais. It is also in demand for bridges, fence posts, mine props and railway sleepers because of its durability. It is suitable for heavy flooring and framework, joinery, interior trim, vehicle bodies, sporting goods, toys, novelties, agricultural implements and turnery[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Propagation

Seed -
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