Entandrophragma utile is a deciduous Tree growing to 45 m (ft) by 30 m (98ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The plant is not self-fertile. Suitable. Entandrophragma utile in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) , U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Entandrophragma utile is a large tree up to 60 m and more in height, with a DBH of more than cm. Crown regular with few.
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The entandro;hragma of shrinkage are medium, from green to oven dry 2. Bark sap is taken or used as a wash to treat stomach-ache and kidney pain, it is rubbed in to relieve rheumatism, and it is dropped into the eyes to treat eye inflammations and into the ear to treat otitis.
Young seedlings grow slowly; root development takes considerable time[ ]. The lactone entandrophragmin, tetranortriterpenoids called utilins, heptanortriterpenoids called entilins, methyl angolensate and an ergosterol derivative have been isolated from the bark.
Entandrophragma utile does not seem to be a logical choice for planting in agroforestry systems because its early growth is too slow. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Entandrophragma is restricted to tropical Africa.
Views Read View source View history. Saplings of Entandrophragma utile are more light-demanding than those of other Entandrophragma spp. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Tavole di cubatura di diciotto specie tropicali.
Accessed 14 November Charred and pulverized bark, mixed with salt and palm oil, is rubbed into scarifications to treat headache. The wood is moderately durable, being moderately resistant to powder-post beetle, pinhole borer, termite and marine borer attacks.
It prefers moist soil.
Entandrophragma utile Entandrophragma utile wood of utile The plant is not self-fertile. Similarly, rats in other sets were simultaneously perfused intragastrically with either the aqueous fresh bark extract of E.
This supports the traditional medicinal use of the bark against peptic ulcers in Nigeria. Regeneration in large forest gaps is reportedly poor, but seedlings perform well in small forest gaps.
Larvae of the beetle Xylosandrus compactus bore into young shoots, while fruits and seeds are attacked by larvae of the lepidopterous insect Mussidia nigrivenella. However, it can also be found in evergreen forest. It air dries rather slowly, and may be liable to splitting and distortion. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. A systematic botanical study of the 75 most important or frequent high forest trees, with reference to numerous related species.
When seedlings are grown in pots, it should be taken into account that they develop a long taproot; the roots should be cut back several times in the 1 – 2-year-long period that the seedlings are raised in the nursery[ ].
Quarter-sawn surfaces are irregularly striped. The wood saws and works fairly easily with both hand and machine tools, with only slight blunting effects on cutting edges.
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Inflorescence an axillary or terminal panicle up to 25 cm long, short-hairy. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Entandrophragma utile is characterized as a non-pioneer light demander.
Woody plants of western African forests: The lactone entandrophragmin, tetranortriterpenoids called utilins, heptanortriterpenoids called entilins, methyl angolensate and an ergosterol derivative have been isolated from the bark.
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You can unsubscribe at anytime. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 29 1: Showing 0 of 0 comments. A massage with a bark maceration is considered useful as tonic and stimulant[ ]. It is suitable for construction, flooring, vehicle bodies, boxes, crates, carvings and turnery.