Habitat: largely confined to the eastern Sand Forests - tropical dry forest type
Description: 10-20m, smooth grey bark, dark grey-green leathery leaves, small yellowish-green fl Sp, fruit similar to large dates.
Uses: The Balanites tree is used locally for many products: the wood is used for making tools and furniture, the fruit for sweets and alcoholic beverages, and the kernels for cooking oil and medicines. The stem of the tree contains steroidal saponins which have been shown to have an insect antifeedant and molluscicide properties
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