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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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Southern Forests79 2— Sliced veneer of good quality can be produced, but the wood is not suitable for peeling. Regular weeding afzellia needed in young plantations. However through the process of decoction and infusion, it can be used for treating malaria, rheumatism, paralysis and constipation.

For thick boards more than 7. In Benin it is recommended to sow only seeds with a weight of more than 2 afzelix, resulting in more vigorous seedlings.

Experiments showed that flour with potential for use in pastries can be made from the seeds. The pulp is combined with Pericopsis and Arzelia and used as a diuretic and febrifuge[ ]. Its bark is used as a fish poison. For seedlings raised in the nursery, holes of 40 cm in diameter and 40 cm deep are usually made.

Performance of growing rabbits fed diets containing raw, roasted and re-roasted Afzelia Africana seed meal. The wood saws easily when good equipment is used; it contains little silica less than 0. A leaf decoction, combined with Syzygium guineensis leaves and Xylopia fruit, forms a drink that is used to treat oedema[ ]. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.


It is suitable for decorative sliced veneer. In many regions, Afzelia africana is one of the most important woody fodder plants. Applications in Plant Sciences3 1 In a decoction or prepared with food, it is a treatment for back-ache[ ].

Behaviour of goats, sheep and cattle on natural pasture in the sub-humid zone of West Africa.


Goat In a cafeteria trial afzelja 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. Although various plant parts of Afzelia africana are widely used in traditional medicine, few studies on phytochemistry and pharmacological activities have been done.

The use of a filler is recommended to obtain smooth surfaces. Gluing usually does not cause problems.

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Afzelia africana is a medium to large deciduous tree up to 40 m high. The fruit requires 6 months to ripen.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Afzelia africana. Trop Anim Health Prod. To obtain a rapid and homogenous germination, pre-treatment of the seeds is needed. The wood has a wide range of uses, including for ship building, construction, interior and exterior joinery and panelling, cabinetwork, cooperage, shingles etc[ 46,].


Afzelia africana is considered a fetish tree in many regions. For such uses it is sometimes as much in demand as teak. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Trees usually flower in the rainy season. In nursery tests, inoculation with ectomycorrhizae did not result in increased growth; possibly endomycorrhizae play a role in early tree growth. Evaluation of cement-bonded particle board produced from Afzelia africana wood residues.

The fruits have been used as castanets, seeds for necklaces and for other ornamental and ritual purposes.

Afzelia africana Plant List: This makes it an excellent wood for use in pleasure-crafts, especially for keels, stems and panels, for bridges, as well as interior africwna. Afzelia comprises about 11 species, 7 afzwlia which occur in tropical Africa and 4 in South-East Asia.

Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. The excellent properties of Afzelia africana wood concerning dimensional stability and high natural durability are comparable to some well-known timbers such as merbau Intsia spp.