African Plant Database

Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken
Information on the genus : Schleichera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 30 m, dioecious; bole to c. 3 m in girth, clear for 6 m; branchlets terete, black when young, becoming yellowish brown to ashgrey; young parts sparsely, shortly fulvous-sericeous, glandular; crown heavy.
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Ecology : Cultivated for its seed oil (hairdressing, etc.) in W Africa.
  Native of tropical SE Asia to India, Malesia (perhaps introduced there).
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Record n°223177 created 2010-12-02
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