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Useful Tropical Plants

Prioria mannii

(Baill.) Breteler

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Copaifera mannii Baill.

Eriander engleri Winkler

Hardwickia mannii (Baill.) Oliv.

Oxystigma mannii (Baill.) Harms

Common Name:

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General Information

Prioria mannii is an evergreen tree, often with a large, intricate crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be up to 70cm in diameter[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
,
898
Title
A Revision of Prioria, including Gossweilerodendron, Kingiodendron, Oxystigma and Pterygopodium (Leguminosae - Caesa
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-3
Author
Breteler F.J.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5782-045-5
Description
A treatment of the genus Prioria (Fabaceae), uniting the genera Gossweilerodendron, Kingiodendron, Oxystigma and Pterygopodium under Prioria.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

The sawdust can cause irritation to sawmill workers[
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.
].

Botanical References

898
Title
A Revision of Prioria, including Gossweilerodendron, Kingiodendron, Oxystigma and Pterygopodium (Leguminosae - Caesa
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-3
Author
Breteler F.J.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5782-045-5
Description
A treatment of the genus Prioria (Fabaceae), uniting the genera Gossweilerodendron, Kingiodendron, Oxystigma and Pterygopodium under Prioria.

Range

West tropical Africa - southern Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

Habitat

Forest; freshwater swamps; behind the mangrove swamps; river banks; at elevations up to 200 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
,
898
Title
A Revision of Prioria, including Gossweilerodendron, Kingiodendron, Oxystigma and Pterygopodium (Leguminosae - Caesa
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 99-3
Author
Breteler F.J.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands.
Year
1999
ISBN
90-5782-045-5
Description
A treatment of the genus Prioria (Fabaceae), uniting the genera Gossweilerodendron, Kingiodendron, Oxystigma and Pterygopodium under Prioria.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An oil (resin?[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]) obtained from the tree is used in the preparation of shellac and in the porcelain industry[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

The heartwood is a copper red-brown with blackish veins; it is clearly demarcated from the 6 - 10cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight or interlocked; there is a blackish resin exudation. The wood is light to moderately heavy; soft to moderately hard; moderately durable, being resistant to dry wood borers and moderately resistant to fungi and termites. The wood seasons at a normal rate, with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is stable in service. It works well with ordinary tools, though resin can clog them; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct, but needs to be done with care because of the resin exudation; the resin exudation also means that the wood is often painted - wood from less resinous logs can be used as a substitute for walnut (Juglans spp.). The wood has a wide range of applications, being used for purposes such as construction, joinery, light carpentry, panelling, boxes and crates, shingles, blockboard, veneer, particle boards etc[
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. 2024-02-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Prioria+mannii>

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