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Useful Tropical Plants

Pongamiopsis pervilleana

(Baill.) R.Vig.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Deguelia grevei Drake

Diphaca pervilleana Baill.

Neodunnia longeracemosa R.Vig.

Common Name:

Pongamiopsis pervilleana
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Richard Randrianaivo
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General Information

Pongamiopsis pervilleana is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 14 metres tall. The bole is up to 30cm in diameter[
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The tree is a locally important source of timber, being harvested from the wild.
Although widespread, all vegetation in the area in which it grows is fragmented and declining rapidly. The plant is currently classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

The roots are used to make fish poison[
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Botanical References


Range

Africa - western Madagascar.

Habitat

Dry scrubland or woodland, often on sandy soils over limestone, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for house construction and planks[
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Propagation

Seed -
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