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Antiaris toxicaria

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Antiaris toxicaria

Common name(s)         

mukunde (SWA); False Mvule (English)

Family

Moraceae

Natural range

China; India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam; Burkina Faso; Australia; Papua New Guinea; Indonesia; Timor-Leste; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu; Fiji; Tonga; Philippines; Malaysia; Madagascar; Yemen; Angola; Gabon; Senegal; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Kenya; Uganda; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Sierra Leone; Benin; Ghana; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea-Bissau; Togo; Guinea; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Liberia; Mali; Ethiopia

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

Deciduous

Size

Up to 45 m

Stem

Straight

Bark

Pale grey-brown, smooth

Leaves

Ovate, elliptic

Flowers

Dioecious; female flrs in kidney-shaped inflorescence

Fruits

Ellipsoid, scarlet

Seeds

Single seed per fruit

Uses

Medicinal, agroforestry, bark for bark cloth, wood attacked by borers and termites, good veneer

Seed collection

 

 

Post harvest handling

Sow fresh

Long term storage

Thought to be recalcitrant
Propagation

 

 

Method

Seed

Soil media

1:1:1 peat, sand, perlite; otherwise easy in soil

Pretreatment

None

Depth sown

3 cm

Environment

Greenhouse 22-25C / under shade in ambient conditions 17-20C

Dark/light conditions

Not known

Expected success rate

80%

Establishment

 

 

Shade requirements

Plant in shade

Soil

Basalt derived acid soil or forest soil; others unknown

Aftercare requirements

Plant in early main rains

Expected growth rate

Fast

Expected survival rate

70%

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This information was provided by Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, Kenya. For further information, or to
buy seeds or seedlings of this species, please contact: mjlni@yahoo.com Tel: +254 729 638 738