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Bowdichia virgilioides is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 18 m (59ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Bowdichia virgilioides Trusted Image of Bowdichia virgilioides; Map of Bowdichia virgilioides Explore what EOL knows about Bowdichia virgilioides. Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth, Fabaceae, is a plant commonly employed in the Brazilian folk medicine to treat infl ammatory conditions. Nevertheless, despite its .

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A very low germination rate can be expected from untreated seed, with the seed sprouting within 30 – 60 days[ ]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. We are currently updating this section. For more information about QR Codes click here. It cannot grow virgilioives the shade.

Bowdichia virgilioides Alcornoco PFAF Plant Database

Lustre is low; growth rings not visible; texture coarse and uneven; grain rarely straight, usually cross or wavy; no distinct odour or taste are present[ ].

It can be used as a pioneer species when restoring woodland[ ]. Not easy to work with hand tools, particularly if cross grain is present; it can be planed to a good surface if a low cutting angle is used; rather difficult to nail, but nailing and screw-holding characteristics are good; finishes smoothly and takes a high polish; stains and glues well. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.


They are antirheumatic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge and virgiliokdes. Seed – it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds being careful not to cook them!

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Succeeds in a sunny position[ ].

Other Uses The heartwood, is brown to reddish-brown; it is sharply demarcated from the narrow band of almost white sapwood. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The wood is hard, strong, stiff, fairly heavy, very durable and very resistant to insect attack[].

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Established plants are drought tolerant[ ].

You will receive a range of benefits including: Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. A very decorative wood and a good joinery timber, it is used for indoor finishing as floorboards, wainscoting, frames, panels and bowrichia, as well as for hubs, felloes of cartwheels etc[ 46, ].

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Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. It can fix Nitrogen. It is hardy to zone UK Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

When the seedbed-sown seedlings are 5 – 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 5 – 6 months later[]. The wood bowdichiaa resistant to insect attack, hard, heavy, and very durable. This QR Code is unique to this page. It prefers dry or moist soil bowdicyia can tolerate drought. Rain and savannah forests, favouring more open positions in well-drained soils[].

Bowdichia virgilioides – Kunth. Flickr – Alex Popovkin. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Now containing plants.

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Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. They are applied externally in the treatment of skin conditions[].

Alcornoco is used in landscaping as an ornamental tree.