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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The tree can resist fires[ ].

Afzelia africana medicinal values include: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The high value of its wood and its ability to grow in mono-specific stands make it economically interesting. Retrieved from ” https: The flowers are sweet scented, white to yellowish, zygomorphous bearing 5 petals among which one is 1.

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The flowers are sometimes eaten by bats. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Afzelia africana Smith ex Persoon dans le Nord-Cameroun. The seeds germinated even when the outer seed coat was completely covered with fungi[ ]. Once this critical period has passed, young trees may grow up to 1 m per afzdlia in height. Seedlings are susceptible to fungal and grasshopper attacks and should be protected against browsing by numerous mammals.


Afzelia Africana provides shade and shelter to hunters that wait for wildlife. Although various plant parts of Afzelia africana are widely used in traditional medicine, few studies on phytochemistry and pharmacological activities have been done.

Afzelia africana

Council, Abuja, Nigeria, p. The ash of the bark, prepared with Shea butter as a soap, is used as a treatment against lumbago. However through the process of decoction and infusion, it can be used for treating malaria, rheumatism, paralysis and constipation. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Arficana are collected from the tree when they turn from green to brownish. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. No special soil preparation is needed before planting. An infusion of the bark is used as a treatment afelia paralysis, and a decoction against constipation. 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.

In general, Afzelia africana affzelia poorly. Moreover in most conditions the leaves are available during the dry season when other forages are rare Ikhimioya et al, Some logs have gum pockets, which may cause problems in sawing by blunting saw teeth.

The heartwood is durable, with an excellent resistance to fungal, termite and borer attacks, but it is liable to marine borers. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine1 5— Nutritional composition of Afzelia africana.


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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 africwna it when damp. Effect of raw and roasted wild Afzelia africana seed meal based diets on broiler chickens. The tree will resprout if cut back to the old wood[ ].

The sawdust can be irritating, producing sneezing[ ]. The taproot grows rapidly and may reach the bottom of the pot in 3—4 weeks. The nailing and screwing properties are satisfactory, but pre-boring is recommended to avoid splitting. Trees, Zimbabwe, July Fazelia Energy96— Tungsten-carbide-tipped cutting tools are recommended in planing and moulding operations.

Microsatellite development and afaelia cytometry in the African tree genus Afzelia Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae reveal a polyploid complex. Fruits take about 6 months to ripen after flowering. The fruit requires 6 months to ripen.

Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The dried seedpods are used as musical instruments[ ].

The seedlings are also susceptible to drought. Afzelia africana shows a wide adaptation to climatological conditions, but is most common in areas with an annual rainfall of more than mm.