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Useful Tropical Plants

Pterocelastrus echinatus

N.E.Br.

Celastraceae


The entries for plant uses in [
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.
], [
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
] and [
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
] are for Pterocelastrus variabilis Sond. We believe they should be attributed to this species.

+ Synonyms

Gymnosporia nyasica Burtt Davy & Hutch.

Pterocelastrus rehmannii Davison

Pterocelastrus variabilis Auct

Common Name:

Pterocelastrus echinatus
Mature tree growing at Little Eden in De Tweedespruit conservancy, Gauteng
Photograph by: JMK
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General Information

Pterocelastrus echinatus is a shrub or small tree growing from 0.3 - 18 metres tall. The bole is 30 - 60cm in diameter[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is used locally as a source of resin, fuel and timber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Southeast Africa - Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, S. Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho.

Habitat

Evergreen forest; on rocky slopes; scrub forest; edges of montane rain-forest[
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.
]. Montane or submontane evergreen forest and on rocky slopes, at elevations from 600 - 2,400 metres[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are a source of tannins[
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 bark contains tannic acid[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The wood, and especially the roots, are permeated with a kind of resin. This resin is used by local people as a cement for items such as attaching spear heads to the shafts[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The pink to red wood is compact and has a handsome close grain[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is heavy, hard and moderately durable[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used for schamels and other wagonwood, for posts etc[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It would answer well for turnery, cabinet making etc[
495
Title
Silva Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Pappe L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Ward & Co.; London.
Year
1862
ISBN
 
Description
A work on the useful trees and shrubs of S. Africa, written in 1862. Mainly looking at ways of exploiting the plants, but also deals with some traditional uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
An excellent firewood, burning readily because of the resin it contains[
494
Title
Report on the Natal Forests
Publication
 
Author
Fourcade H.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. ;, Natal
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a list of the trees of Natal, with a brief listing of their uses, including many traditional uses. The report can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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