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Useful Tropical Plants

Poupartia silvatica

H.Perrier

Anacardiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Poupartia silvatica
Ripening fruit
Photograph by: Peter B. Phillipson
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General Information

Poupartia silvatica is a deciduous tree, usually growing 12 - 20 metres tall but with specimens up to 30 metres recorded. The bole is usually straight, up to 60cm, occasionally to 100cm in diameter[
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Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
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Author
Humbert H.
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http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
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Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
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Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
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 - western Madagascar.

Habitat

Seasonally dry forest, often on calcareous soils, at elevations from sea-level up to 800 metres, occasionally to 1,200 metres[
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Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height16.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Growth is rather slow - an annual growth rate of seedlings of 25cm has been recorded[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is white to pale grey. The grain is straight, texture medium. The wood is light in weight; not durable, although in tests it showed fair resistance to fungal attacks. It is quite easy to impregnate with preservatives. Once dry it is stable in service. It works easily and finishes well. It is . The wood is sometimes used for construction, and for knife handles. It is also suitable for the production of veneer, plywood and particle board, and for panelling, light boxes and crates[
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Propagation

Seed -
Seeds can be collected around February below the trees. The germination rate is about 50%. The seed still showed fair germination rates after 2 years of storage. Fruits should be dried for 4–5 days before storage. Seedlings are ready for planting into the field after 12 months, but the survival rate is often low[
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