Aningeria adolfi-friedericii Tree

Photo/appearance <br>Aningeria adolfi-friedericii in Uganda

Aningeria adolfi-friedericii in Uganda

What you can use the plant for:

You can use plant's tree trunk for Timber (All uses, joinery, flooring, paneling, ply wood, veneer),the fruits for food (nut, oil). The tree is also used for shade.

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Plant species Name(s)

aningeria adolfi-friedericii

Plant Local name(s)

In Lugishu (mwiruni),
In Rukonjo (Sosi), and
In Sebei (Lulyo)

Where to find this Plant in Uganda

You will find this tree in Kibale, kalinzu, and Kasyoha-kitomi forests.

Very large tree up to 50 m tall; bole up to 150(–200) cm in diameter, branchless for up to 27 m, straight and cylindrical, sometimes fluted, often with wide buttresses; bark surface greyish brown, shallowly fissured, inner bark pale pinkish brown, smelling unpleasant, exuding latex; crown dense, rounded; young branches densely reddish brown hairy. Leaves arranged spirally, simple and entire; stipules absent; petiole 1–2 cm long, densely hairy; blade elliptical to ovate-oblong, 4–22 cm × 2–8.5 cm, cuneate at base, rounded to shortly acuminate at apex, margins often inrolled, densely orange-brown pubescent on veins below, with glandular translucent dots that are very obscure in full-grown leathery leaves, pinnately veined with 10–25 pairs of lateral veins. Flowers in fascicles in leaf axils, bisexual, regular, (4–)5-merous, fragrant; pedicel 5–10 mm long, densely hairy; sepals free, ovate to elliptical, up to 6 mm long, pubescent outside; corolla with up to 6.5 mm long tube and rounded lobes up to 2 mm long, hairy at margins, creamy white; stamens inserted in upper part of corolla tube, opposite corolla lobes; ovary superior, globose, long-hairy, 5-celled, style up to 6.5 mm long, stigma 5-lobed. Fruit a narrowly ellipsoid berry up to 4 cm long, with c. 1 cm long beak, greenish, finely hairy, 1-seeded. Seed ovoid to ellipsoid, up to 3 cm long, shiny brown, with very large scar. Seedling with hypogeal germination; cotyledons thick and fleshy.

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