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Useful Tropical Plants

Senna viguierella

(Ghesq.) Du Puy

+ Synonyms

Cassia viguierella Ghesq.

Common Name:

Senna viguierella
Flowering stems
Photograph by: Peter B. Phillipson
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Senna viguierella Senna viguierella

General Information

Senna viguierella is a shrub or small tree; it can grow up to 8 metres tall[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - southern Madagascar,

Habitat

Thicks and woodland in subarid areas at elevations below 500 metres.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height5.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used in traditional house construction[
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Propagation

Seed - it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up and improve germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing.
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