Immature fruits Dehisced fruit Entandrophragma caudatum, or mountain mahogany, is a large Southern African tree belonging to the mahogany family and found in eastern and north eastern South Africa , Swaziland , Botswana , Angola , the Caprivi Strip region of Namibia , Zimbabwe , Zambia and Malawi. Kew currently recognises 12 other species of Entandrophragma, all with a tropical and sub-tropical African distribution. Bark is grey, flaking in large, irregular scales and revealing a buff surface, giving a mottled appearance. The leaflets are hairless with a narrowly attenuate apex or drip-tip, and entire margin. Petioles are some 20mm in length and slender, causing the leaflets to droop.
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Kazigis 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.
Germination starts 13—19 days after sowing. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Sipo mahogany, African cedar, heavy mahogany, brown mahogany En. 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.
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. Protabase Record 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. 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. 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[ ]. Most 10 Related.
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Grot It air dries rather slowly, and may be liable to splitting and distortion. Seeds 8—11 cm long including the large apical wing, medium to dark brown. In Nigeria the bark is claimed to heal peptic ulcers. Under nursery conditions, however, seedlings can reach 40 cm tall in 6 months and 75 cm in one year. Entandrophragma utile is characterized as a non-pioneer light demander. The risk of distortion during drying increases when more highly interlocked grain is present.
Moogull Entandrophragma utile Bark extracts showed fungicidal activity against Pyricularia oryzae. Fruits often fall unopened. The grain is slightly interlocked and irregular; texture moderately fine; when seasoned it has a faint cedar-like smell. 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.