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 seeds may be a useful nutrient source for humans and animals, but further toxicological studies are needed. Exploitation for timber is locally severe, e.

Afzelia africana Smith ex Persoon dans le Nord-Cameroun. The seed is used as a thickening agent for soup in South-Eastern parts of Nigeria though it is also reported to have some toxicity Igwenyi et al.

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. Investigations of the fibre and vessel characteristics indicate that the wood is not suitable for the production of good-quality pulp and paper. It is suitable for the formulation of alkyd resin and shoe polish. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

See Terms of Use for details. However, Afzelia africana is mainly used for its heavy wood which is light brown to red brown in colour, durable, termite-proof, and of high quality dimensional stability and durability.

Africans usually flower in the rainy azfelia. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Root powder is applied externally to treat rheumatism. Semi-deciduous forest and savannahs to the southern border of the Sahel. Like other Afzelia spp. Tungsten-carbide-tipped cutting tools are recommended in planing and moulding operations.


Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Accessed 13 November Afzelia africana woodland decreases and is being invaded by more fire-tolerant agricana when it is commonly burned.

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.


It has been used traditionally for canoes. It is mostly used for its high-grade timber but has good potential to provide fodder for livestock and food. Afzelia african a has poor regeneration rate because of fires, and of predation of seedlings by animals.

Pods flattened x x 3. Etat actuel des peuplements et utilisation pastorale. The wood is durable and treatment with preservatives is unnecessary, even for usage in sfzelia humid conditions or in localities where wood-attacking insects are abundant.

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A plant of the lowland moist tropics where it can be found at elevations up to metres[ ]. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine1 5— The ash of the bark, prepared with Shea butter as a afzelua, is used as a treatment against lumbago.

Although various plant afrkcana of Afzelia africana are widely used in traditional medicine, few studies on phytochemistry and pharmacological activities have been done. Litterature about the use of afzelia africana seeds for poultry is extremely scarce.


Humid and dry forests, tree savannahs, forest galleries[ ]. This page was last modified on 23 Marchat A dark yellow, highly aromatic resin exudes from injuries in the bark[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: Africaan Literature on the use of Afzelia africana seeds in rabbit feeding is very scarce: Plants can tolerate occasional inundation of the soil[ ]. The flowers are used as condiment in sauces.

Afzelia africana

Seeds buried for 2 cm with the hilum facing downward showed the best results, whereas seeds buried for 6 cm germinated but decayed. The nutritive value of the foliage seems to justify the high preference as a source of forage in agrosilvopastoral systems. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras.

The maceration is used as a remedy for leprosy[ ]. Effect of browse plant foliage supplementation on the performance of buckling goats fed threshed sorghum top basal diet. Because of its good resistance to many chemical products and great dimensional stability, it is often preferred to materials afzela metals and synthetics for vats and precision equipment in industrial applications. Latitudinal variation in the woody species diversity of afzelia africana sm.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Newer Post Agelaea Obliqua. Nutritional composition of Afzelia africana.

The wood is durable to very durable, being resistant to termites and dry wood borers and very resistant to fungi.