Sakoanala capuroniana Yakovlev
Sakoanala madagascariensis is a deciduous tree with thick, succulent twigs; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter[
The tree is valued locally for its timber, and is commonly harvested from the wild.
This species is confined to only four known localities, all in fragments of now very restricted, and continually decreasing, forest in eastern coastal Madagascar. The tree is selectively felled for timber. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Africa - eastern Madagascar.
Humid coastal forest on sandy soils[
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This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
The yellowish wood is fine-textured and takes a good polish. It is highly valued for house construction[
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