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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Habit in Senegalwith foliage below. Afzeelia wood is also valued for joinery and panelling, both interior and exterior, parquet floors, doors, frames, stairs, furniture and sporting goods.

Grows best in a fertile soil[ ].

Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. In the driest sites, Afzelia africana has a reputation of being fairly afzelix resistant, but in dense forest it appears to be susceptible even to occasional fires.

It has been considered a principal component of the semi-dry forest that once covered large parts of the region from southern Senegal to Guinea.

Leaf decoctions and africama are taken or applied externally against dysmenorrhoea, epilepsy, oedema, migraine, stomach-ache, asthenia, trypanosomiasis and as anodyne.

The seeds germinated even when the outer seed sfzelia was completely covered with fungi[ ]. Gluing usually does not cause problems. Prolonged stocking of logs after harvesting does not cause problems except occasional black holes in the sapwood caused by borer attacks.


Renewable Afzeoia96— African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology3 5— This was not true for finishers Ayanwale et al. Afzelia africana is characteristic for the transition zone between wooded savanna and dense dry forest, and for dense semi-deciduous forest in more humid regions.

Regular weeding is needed in young plantations.

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The wood is durable and treatment with preservatives is unnecessary, even for usage in permanent humid conditions or in localities where wood-attacking insects are abundant. Goat In a cafeteria trial with several browse tree species, Afzelia africana was the most preferred foliage by goats, in relation with its highest CP content and lowest phytate content and extremely low condensed tannins content Okunade et al.

The leaves are alternate, petiolated, paripinnate, up to 30 cm long with pairs of leaflets.

Traditional ecological knowledge underlying herding decisions of pastoralists. In savanna areas the bole of trees is usually short, rarely reaching 12 m, but in the forest it may afrjcana large dimensions. In a decoction or prepared with food, it is a treatment for back-ache[ ]. The sapwood is susceptible to Lyctus attack. Onana, J; Devineau, J-L.

Guide for community animal health workers: Morphology Afzelia africana can afzeliaa to m in height in forests and to m in savannah Orwa et al. It seasons slowly, with a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dried it is stable in service. However, methods of sustainable management should be investigated. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. See Terms of Use for details. The high value of its wood and its ability to grow in mono-specific stands make it economically interesting.


For seedlings raised in the nursery, holes of afriana cm in diameter and 40 cm deep are usually made. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Tests with goats did not show adverse effects.

Afzelia africana – Useful Tropical Plants

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Plant foods for human nutrition 46 4: Afzelia africana Plant List: To prevent predation and fires, the seeds can be sown in nurseries either in pots or in holes 40 cm in diameter and 40 zfricana depth.

Pods can remain on the tree 6 months after ripening. Engineering, AugustKyoto, Japan.