General Information Afzelia pachyloba is a deciduous tree that usually grows from 20 - 35 metres tall, occasionally reaching 40 metres. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for 20 - 25 metres, 60 - 80cm in diameter, sometimes sinuous with thin buttresses at base( 328.
The excellent properties of Afzelia pachyloba wood concerning dimensional stability and high natural durability are comparable to some well-known timbers such as merbau ( Intsia spp.) and teak.
Classification kingdom Plantae phylum Tracheophyta class. Afzelia pachyloba Harms Common names Doussie in French Doussie Blanc in French nkokongo in language. sifu-sifu in language. stor afzelia in Swedish Bibliographic References.
This timber includes 4 W. African species: A. bipindensis, A. bella var. gracilior, A. africana and A. pachyloba. Information is given on their distribution, biology and ecology, the physical and mechanical characteristics of their timber, its chemical composition, durability, preservation and uses.
Only Copaifera, Crudia and Cynometra are pantropical (and all possibly non monophyletic) and Afzelia, Guibourtia, Hymenaea, Intsia and Sindora are native to at least two of these regions. The apparent high level of diversity in the African tropics may in part be an artefact of the (relatively) greater taxonomic effort that has been invested in the study of the African taxa.
General Information Pod mahogany is a medium to large, deciduous tree with a very spreading, often flat crown. It usual grows 12 - 15 metres tall but with some specimens reaching 35 metres.
Afzelia africana was used in the Middle Ages for ship building. It is one of the traditional djembe woods. The building of a reconstructed 9th-century Arab merchantman, the Jewel of Muscat, required thirty-eight tons of Afzelia africana wood, which was supplied from Ghana. Curved trees were chosen for the ship's frames and timbers.
Other Common Names: Afzelia, Aligna, Apa, Azza, Beyo, Bolengo, Doussie, Kpendei, Lingue, M'banga, Meli, Mkola, Mussacosa, N'kokongo, Papao, Pauconta, Uvala, White afzelia.
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Afzelia pachyloba Harms The White Afzelia ( Afzelia pachyloba, common name apa ) is an economic species of Tropical rainforest tree in the Fabaceae family. (1) It is found in in tropical Western and Central Africa where it is threatened by habitat loss.
Afzelia is a genus in family Fabaceae (legumes). The thirteen species all are trees, native to tropical Africa or Asia. A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family.
Afzelia bella is not threatened by genetic erosion because it occurs widespread and is locally common, particularly in Central Africa. Moreover, it is not exploited on a large scale.
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Afzelia rhomboidea is a species of legume in the family Fabaceae. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is threatened by habitat loss. Afzelia rhomboidea - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia.Conclusions Studies on wood anatomy and specific gravity in six Nigerian hardwood species (Syzygium guinense, Tectona grandis, Afzelia pachyloba, A. africana, Gmelina arborea and Daniellia oliveri.The purpose of this review is to provide a knowledge update and a comprehensive literature review of the genus Afzelia, a complex of sister species exploited for their timber in Central Africa.