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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Entandrophragma utile is characterized as a non-pioneer light demander. Volume 4, Families M—R. Seeds can be stored for about 3 months in sealed containers in a cool place, but insect damage, to which they are very susceptible, should be avoided, e.
The bark is used in the treatment of malaria and peptic ulcers. Share this image — Hide sharing entandropjragma. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. The wood saws and works fairly entamdrophragma with both hand and machine tools, with only slight blunting effects on cutting edges. Cookies help us deliver our services. In Cameroon the bark is used to treat malaria. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.
When seedlings are grown in pots, it should be taken into account that they develop a long taproot; roots should be cut back several times in the 1—2-year-long period that the seedlings are raised in the nursery.
The bark is used in traditional medicine in Central Africa. Mycorrhizal inoculation seems to have potential for improving seedling establishment. Prospects The low growth rates under natural conditions, the long time needed to reach maturity in terms entabdrophragma fruit production and poor dispersal ability of the seed seem to be serious drawbacks for sustainable management of Entandrophragma utile populations, making very entandrophrag,a rotation cycles inevitable.
Seeds can be stored for about 3 months in sealed containers in a cool place, but insect damage, to which they are very susceptible, should be avoided, e.
The wood has a faint cedar-like smell. Saplings are more light-demanding than those of other members of the genus[ ].
Volume 4, Families M—R. The fruit is a five-valved capsule containing numerous winged seeds. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. The heartwood is reddish brown to purplish brown with moir? Flowers unisexual, regular, 5-merous; pedicel 2—3 mm long; calyx cup-shaped, shortly lobed, 0. Handling after harvest Freshly harvested logs float in water and can thus be transported by river.
It prefers moist soil. Tavole di cubatura di diciotto specie tropicali. The wood saws and works fairly easily with both hand and machine tools, with only slight blunting effects on cutting edges.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[ ]. Gastric effluents were collected every 30 min and 10 ml aliquots were titrated against utilr.
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BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Frame and panel Entansrophragma construction. The grain is slightly interlocked, texture moderately fine.
The fruit valves have been used as spoons[ ]. Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin tree habit tree habit base of bole bark bole leaf leaf, opened fruit and seeds opened fruit opened fruit and seeds various parts of the tree obtained from W.
In Nigeria the bark is claimed to heal peptic ulcers. Bark extracts showed fungicidal activity against Pyricularia oryzae. A massage with a bark maceration is considered useful as tonic and stimulant.
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Sipo mahogany, African cedar, heavy mahogany, brown mahogany En. Charred and pulverized bark, mixed with salt and palm oil, is rubbed into scarifications to treat headache.
Regeneration in large forest gaps is reportedly poor, but itile perform well in small forest gaps[ ]. Seeds 8—11 cm long including the large apical wing, medium to dark brown.
Entandrophragma utile – Wikispecies
Seedling with epigeal germination, but cotyledons ejtandrophragma remaining within the testa; hypocotyl 4—8. This page was last modified on 20 Marchat The rates of shrinkage are medium, from green to oven dry 2.
Natural regeneration is often scarce in natural forest, but it has also been reported as abundant. Entandrophragma is restricted to tropical Africa.
In Cameroon the bark is used to treat malaria. It air dries rather slowly, and may be liable to splitting and distortion. Entandrophragma comprises about 10 species and is confined to tropical Africa. A tendency of charring is present in drilling operations. Entandrophragma utile does not seem to be a logical choice for planting in agroforestry systems because its early growth is too slow.
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