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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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In drier regions it is limited to localities with deep, well-drained but moist soils and to termite mounds. Afzelia africana can grow to m in height in forests and to m in savannah Orwa et al. But curiously no information seems available in the international literature October on their utilisation in rabbit feeding. Effect of feeding some West African browse foliages on growth and carcass composition in sheep.

Because of its good resistance to many chemical products and great dimensional stability, it is often preferred to materials like metals and synthetics for vats and precision equipment in industrial applications. Antidiabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana Smith on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats.

Right plant wrong place. Experiments with chickens showed that seeds could be fed as a good source of protein, but it was recommended to roast the seeds before feeding because they may contain phytates and alkaloids.


Newer Post Agelaea Obliqua. Guide for community animal health workers: The sapwood is susceptible to Lyctus attack. Afzelia africana does not seem to be in immediate danger because it occurs widespread in a wide range of habitats.

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry3 496— Microsatellite development and flow cytometry in the African tree genus Afzelia Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae reveal a polyploid complex.

Accessed 13 November It is suitable for the formulation of alkyd resin and shoe polish. Nutritional composition of Afzelia africana.

Afzelia africana – Wikipedia

Intake and digestibility in sheep and chemical composition during different seasons of some West African browse species.

This is often a result of regular burning of the vegetation and high predation of seedlings by animals.

Habit in Senegalwith foliage below. The tree is not tolerant of fires[ ]. Views Read Edit View history.

It is suitable for decorative sliced veneer. The heartwood is orange-brown to golden brown, becoming red-brown upon prolonged exposure, sometimes with darker streaks.

In the driest sites, Afzelia africana has a reputation of being fairly fire resistant, but in dense forest it appears to be susceptible even to occasional fires. Once this critical period has passed, young trees may grow up to 1 m per year in height. Sliced veneer of good quality can be produced, but xfricana wood is not suitable for peeling.

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After germination, the seedlings should be planted after months and the young trees should be protected against browsing animals and fires for years. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It is taprooted but also develops secondary roots that explore the first centimetres of the soil Bationo et al.


The leaves are alternate, petiolated, paripinnate, up to 30 cm long with pairs of leaflets. Like other Afzelia spp. The seeds may be a useful nutrient source for humans and animals, but further toxicological studies are needed.

The wood is slightly glossy and dried wood has a leather-like smell upon planing. A decoction of the stem bark is used in the treatment of malaria and rheumatism[ ]. Council, Abuja, Nigeria, p.

However, methods of sustainable management should be investigated. Prolonged stocking of logs after harvesting does not cause problems except occasional black holes in the sapwood caused by borer attacks.

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. Afzelia africana was used in the Middle Ages for ship building.

Dendrometric characteristics as indicators of pressure of Afzelia africana Sm. It can be browsed, distributed as a supplement or as a sole feed to ruminants and enables satisfying performances for animals. Retrieved from ” https: The plant is not wind tolerant. Evaluation of cement-bonded particle board produced from Afzelia africana wood residues.