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Useful Tropical Plants

Scorodophloeus zenkeri

Harms

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Scorodophloeus zenkeri is an evergreen tree that can grow from 10 - 40 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for 12 - 25 metres, around 40 - 100cm in diameter and is usually slighly fluted at the base[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood. The plant is sold as a condiment and medicine in local markets[
1599
Title
Ethnobotanical Survey of Aromatic Plants of Masako Forest Reserve ( Kisangani, DR Congo)
Publication
J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 2 Issue 3 pp1-8, 2015
Author
Mbula J.P. et al
Website
http://scienceq.org/Journals/JABZ.php
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2348-7313
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Cameroon to eastern DR Congo, south to northern Angola

Habitat

Along the banks of rivers and in mixed forest on firm ground[
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.
,
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.
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Properties

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

Cultivation Details



The bark is garlic-scented[
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.
].

Edible Uses

The bark and leaves have a strong garlic aroma and are used as a condiment and as a substitute for garlic[
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.
].

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves is used to treat amoebic dysentery[
1599
Title
Ethnobotanical Survey of Aromatic Plants of Masako Forest Reserve ( Kisangani, DR Congo)
Publication
J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 2 Issue 3 pp1-8, 2015
Author
Mbula J.P. et al
Website
http://scienceq.org/Journals/JABZ.php
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
2348-7313
Description
 
].

Other Uses

The wood is very hard and durable. It has a strong, garlic aroma. This is especially strong after rain[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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