If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Scottellia klaineana

Pierre

Achariaceae

+ Synonyms

Dasypetalum klaineanum Pierre ex A.Chev.

Scottellia chevalieri Chipp

Scottellia coriacea A.Chev. Ex Hutch. & Dalziel

Scottellia gabonensis Pierre ex A.Chev.

Scottellia gossweileri Exell

Scottellia kamerunensis Gilg

Scottellia mimfiensis Gilg

Scottellia polyantha Gilg

Scottellia thyrsiflora Gilg

Common Name:

Scottellia klaineana
Fruits splitting open
Photograph by: Ehoarn Bidault
Creative Commons License
Scottellia klaineana Scottellia klaineana Scottellia klaineana Scottellia klaineana

General Information

Scottellia klaineana is a tree that usually grows from 5 - 20 metres tall, though specimens to 30 metres, and even occasionally to 50 metres have been recorded. The straight, cylindrical bole is clear of branches for much of its height; it can be up to 70cm in diameter with slight flutings near the base or with small buttresses[
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 tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Guinea to Cameroon and southern Central African Republic, south to northern Angola and southern DR Congo.

Habitat

Rain-forest and occasionally in semi-deciduous forest with Celtis and Sterculia; rarely in swamp forest at edge of water; at elevations from 90 - 860 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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a light yellow, sometimes with the presence of grey or dark veins; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or slightly interlocked. The wood is light to moderately heavy; soft to moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons at a normal rate with a high risk of checking but only a slight risk of distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools; nailing and screwing are good if the holes are pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as construction, interior panelling and joinery, furniture components and higher class furniture, cabinet work, light carpentry, flooring; stairs, turnery, veneer 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. 2024-02-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Scottellia+klaineana>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.