Like other Afzelia spp., the wood of Afzelia africana is characterized by an excellent stability with little susceptibility to variations in humidity. Afzelia africana is a medium to large deciduous tree up to 40 m high. It is mostly used for its high-grade timber but has good potential to provide. Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d’Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau;.

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Afzelia africana

The wood is hard to cut, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but pre-boring is recommended; gluing is correct for internal use; filling is recommended to obtain a good finish. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please view the copyright link for more information.

The tree will resprout if cut back to the old wood[ ]. Mature trees grow between 10 and 20 meters in height. For seedlings raised in the nursery, holes of 40 cm in diameter and 40 cm deep are usually made.

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Tropical Ecology57 4— Seeds are dried for 2—3 weeks in the shade and then stored in jute bags in a well ventilated room. Accessed 13 November The roots have also been used in mixtures to prepare arrow poison. The available research results show interesting leads for the development of new drugs, and additional research is strongly recommended. Etat actuel des peuplements et utilisation pastorale.


They are dried in the shade in a well-ventilated locality and open spontaneously after some days. For proper development, trees have to grow fast enough in the rainy season to have their terminal buds out of reach of the browsing animals in the dry season. The plant is not wind tolerant. Logs of Afzelia africana are too heavy to be transported by river. It can fix Nitrogen.

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Characterisation of Afzelia africana Sm. Retrieved from ” https: Guide for community animal health workers: Antidiabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana Smith on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats. Afzelia african a is a quick growing tree, its diameter increases by 1. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. The neutral pH of the wood makes it suitable for applications in contact with vulnerable objects such as antiques and old books in libraries.

Habitats Humid and xfricana forests, tree savannahs, forest galleries[ ]. They may remain on the tree for afgicana 6 months. The heartwood is orange-brown to golden brown, becoming red-brown upon prolonged exposure, sometimes with darker streaks. Roberty and douka Tieghemella africana Pierre. Archived from the original on Root decoctions or macerations are used to treat stomach complaints, convulsions, trypanosomiasis and hernia, and as antidote.

Seedlings can be transplanted into afze,ia field after 3—4 months. African Mahogany has medicinal purposes and is used in traditional medicine as laxative, analgesic, antihaemorrhagic, febrifuge, aprhrodisiac, emmenagogue, and emetic. Requires a sunny position, though young plants can tolerate light shade[].

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the afrocana of plants. It can grow in depressions prone to regular flooding but also on steep slopes on a wide variety of soils ranging from sandy to ferralitic as well as calcareous ones. Linoleic acid is the predominant fatty acid. Kuntze Pahudia africana Sm. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology7 6— Fruit ash is applied against leprosy, and as soap substitute.

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Although various plant parts of Afzelia africana are widely used in atricana medicine, few sfzelia on phytochemistry and pharmacological activities have been done. The nailing and screwing properties are satisfactory, but pre-boring is recommended to avoid splitting.

Experiments showed that flour with potential for use in aricana can be made from the seeds. Plants can tolerate occasional inundation of the soil[ ].

This species has been considered vulnerable due to the pressure put by wood exploitation IUCN, However, it should not be used in contact with textiles under more humid conditions because of the presence of colorants. The use of a filler is recommended to obtain smooth surfaces. A fzelia africana is found in wooded savannah and dense dry forests or dense more semi deciduous forest in moister areas.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The white or yellow substance, afzelin, which is present in the vessels of the wood, can cause it to stain textiles and other materials that come into contact with it when damp. It prefers moist or wet soil. Grows best in a fertile soil[ ]. Propagation by grafting is possible.