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 reduction of aggressive factors such as gastric acid is considered a key target of gastrointestinal protection. In Uganda it occurs in rainforest at — m altitude. Biodiversity of West African forests.
In Ghana, seedlings reached only up to 1 metre tall after 4 years, in silviculturally treated forest up to 1. In Cameroon the bark is used to treat malaria.
Handling after harvest Freshly harvested logs float in water and can thus be transported by river.
It is massaged in to the affected joints to relieve rheumatism, and it is dropped into the eyes to treat eye inflammations and into the ear to treat otitis[ ].
The bark is used in traditional medicine in Central Africa. Liberian high forest trees. In Ghana seedlings reached only up to 1 m tall after 4 years, in silviculturally treated forest up to 1.
The heartwood is very resistant utilr preservatives. Frame and panel Frameless construction. Germination starts 13—19 days after sowing.
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The seeds contain limonoids and steroids, but no tannins and saponins. Saplings of Entandrophragma utile are more light-demanding than those of other Entandrophragma spp.
Entandrophragma utile Sipo Mahogany PFAF Plant Database
Entandrophragma utile illustration from Vermoesen x – 79k – jpg www. Seedling with epigeal germination, but cotyledons often remaining within the testa; hypocotyl 4—8. Entandrophragma utile is characterized as a non-pioneer light demander. Once dry, the wood is moderately stable in service. Part 1 — Africa.
Overhead shade promotes the survival of young seedlings, which are liable to entansrophragma and insect attacks in full sunlight[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.
Box entxndrophragma, AH Wageningen, Netherlands. In Ghana seedlings reached only up to 1 m tall after 4 years, in silviculturally treated forest up to 1. Bark extracts have shown fungicidal activity against Pyricularia oryzae[ ]. Overhead shade promotes the survival of young seedlings, which are liable to mite and insect attacks in full sunlight.
The low growth rates under natural conditions, the long time needed to reach maturity in terms of fruit production and poor dispersal ability of the seed seem to be serious drawbacks for sustainable management of Entandrophragma utile populations, making very long rotation cycles inevitable.
In southern Cameroon exploitable trees occur very scattered; the average density is up to one tree of more than 60 cm bole diameter per 20 ha, and the average wood volume is up to 0. The wood has a faint cedar-like smell. 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.
Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. The wood is moderately heavy; soft to moderately hard; moderately durable, being moderately resistant to powder-post beetle, pinhole borer, termite and marine borer attacks. Germination starts 13 – 19 days after sowing[ ].