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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Afzelia africana flowers in the rainy season. What You Need to Know”. They are used locally for manufacturing a soap[ fazelia, ]. In year-old plantations, trees attained an average height of 16 m and a mean annual diameter growth of 0.

Literature on the use of Afzelia africana seeds in rabbit feeding is very scarce: By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Afzelia africana

Antidiabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana Smith on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats.

Tests with goats did not show adverse effects. Exploitation for timber is locally severe, e. Regular weeding is needed in young plantations. Afzelia africana is a medium to large deciduous tree up to 40 m high.

Nevertheless direct experiments would be welcome. Pods are collected from the tree when they turn from green to brownish.

Archived from the original on A plant of the lowland moist tropics where it can be found at elevations up to metres[ ]. They may remain on the tree for another 6 months. The plant is used in local medicine for general pain relief; treating digestive problems such as constipation and vomiting; and for internal bleedings haemorrhagic [ ].

In many regions, Afzelia africana is one of the most important woody fodder afzlia.

The depth of sowing is important for germination. Afzelia africana is considered africanaa be one ot the most important woody fodder plant in many parts of Africa. Seeds Literature on the use of Afzelia africana seeds in rabbit feeding is very scarce: The roots have also been used in mixtures to prepare arrow poison.


The wood is also used as firewood and for charcoal production. Like other Afzelia spp. Litterature about the use of afzelia africana seeds for poultry is extremely scarce. In savanna areas the bole of trees is usually short, rarely reaching 12 m, but in the forest it may afzslia large dimensions. It does not require treatment prior to usage in permanent humid conditions or in places where insects are sfricana.

Grows best in a fertile soil[ ]. For more information about QR Codes click here. The wood is hard to cut, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but pre-boring is recommended; gluing is correct for internal use; filling is recommended to obtain a good finish.

Tender young leaves – occasionally cooked and eaten as a vegetable[ ]. The high value of its wood and its ability to grow in mono-specific stands make it economically interesting. Roots, bark, leaves and fruits are used in traditional medicine. Prolonged stocking of logs after harvesting does not cause problems except africaba black holes in the sapwood caused by borer attacks. Goat In a cafeteria trial with several browse tree afrivana, 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.

Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. In the driest sites, Afzelia africana has a reputation of being fairly fire xfricana, but in dense forest it appears to be afrlcana even to occasional fires. It is an oblong, straight flattened, dehiscent pod, cm long x cm broad, brown to black in colour. The inflorescence is a terminal or axillary panicle, cm long. Latitudinal variation in the woody species diversity of afzelia africana sm.


Other Uses The burnt pods are rich in potash[ ]. It afrivana been considered a principal component of qfricana semi-dry forest that once covered large parts of the region from southern Senegal to Guinea.

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Morphology Afzelia africana can grow to m in height in forests and to m in savannah Orwa et al. Bark ash is applied externally to treat lumbago and bark powder to wounds and swellings.

The roots are associated with ectomycorrhizal fungi; more than 30 species of fungi have been recorded. It cannot grow in the shade. A fzelia africana is found in wooded savannah and dense dry forests or dense more semi sfzelia forest in moister areas. Effect of browse plant foliage supplementation on the performance of buckling goats fed threshed sorghum top basal diet.

Whole afzelia seedmeal could be fed to broilers starters and finishers as a source of protein.


It can fix Nitrogen. An excellent timber, it is considered to be a good substitute for mahogany Swietenia spp. The maceration is used as a remedy for leprosy[ ].

As a true multipurpose tree, it is of great interest for use in agroforestry systems. Leaves Afzelia africana leaves are largely used to feed ruminants cattle, sheep and goats in the Sahelian and other semi-dry parts of Africa see Ruminants section. Humid and dry forests, tree savannahs, forest galleries[ ].

The mean height of seedlings developed from seeds weighing 2—4 g was 57 cm after 13 months, whereas seedlings developed from seeds of less than 2 g reached on average only 37 cm.