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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 627-631
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.627.631
 
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The Characteristics and Economic Importance of Pterocarpus angolensis in D.C. Botswana

A. U. Lumbile, B. C. Kwerepe and M. Kelatlhilwe

Abstract:
Pterocarpus angolensis grows throughout northern Botswana and may be found in all woodland types as well as in evergreen and deciduous forests. It is among the few indigenous trees that thrive in the deep Kalahari sands. P. angolensis produces a hard wood timber of attractive appearance. Due to its flexibility, resistance andlightweight, the communities in Botswana use the species for making door frames, window frames, canoes, canoe peddles, spear handles for use in game hunting, fishing and general construction. The community also use it as a carving and sculpting medium. Traditionally, all parts of the tree are used for medicinal purposes.
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A. U. Lumbile, B. C. Kwerepe and M. Kelatlhilwe, 2007. The Characteristics and Economic Importance of Pterocarpus angolensis in D.C. Botswana. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 627-631.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.627.631

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.627.631

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