The wood is used for construction in house building, planks, flooring, joinery and food containers. It is suitable for interior trim, ship building. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Ebiara (Berlinia grandiflora) page. Group. Dicot. Family. Fabaceae – Caesalpinioideae. Genus. Berlinia. Species. Berlinia grandiflora (Vahl) Hutch. & Dalziel. Notes. (fr: melegba des galeries).

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The heartwood is pinkish brown to reddish brown with purplish streaks, and distinctly demarcated from the pinkish white, wide sapwood. It is not suited for uses with risks of permanent or long-lasting humidification.

Knife Handles 33 – Embassy of Gabon in Japan. Berlinia grandiflora is found in various forest types like savanna formations, marshy localities, or dense forests. Moderately durable to decay. It deserves more attention as a multipurpose species that could be useful in agroforestry systems.

Berlinia grandiflora will remain of local importance for its wood and medicine. Resistance To Impregnation Difficult to treat with only a low penetration of the berlijia products. In bark extracts, the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, triterpenes and glycosides has been demonstrated. It prefers deep and well-drained soils.


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Steam Bending This species can be used for steam bending. Shutter Boards 20 – Prospect: Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. The sapwood is whitish to pinkish, it has a thickness of 10 to 15 cm. Blunting Effect Slight blunting grandiflra ordinary tools can be used for sawing and machining.

See Terms of Use for details. It air dries rather slowly but well, with occasionally slight distortion. The wood is odourless and tasteless when dry. Berlinia grandiflora is sometimes planted as ornamental tree and shade tree in villages, and as a shade tree in coffee plantations. It can also be found in edges of semi-deciduous forest patches in savanna regions. Nailing Pre-boring is necessary. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.

Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods. Natural Durability Moderately durable to decay. Moulding Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.

Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Leaf decoctions are taken as a tonic.

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Berlinia grandiflora is widespread and moderately common locally. Color The sapwood is whitish to pinkish, it has a thickness of 10 to 15 cm. Scientific Name Berlinia grandiflora Hutch. They induced a dose-dependent contraction of isolated guinea-pig ileum. Very little is known about its berliniaa and development, propagation and planting and proper management measures.


Boards 13 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m. Berlinia grandiflora Vahl Hutch. Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan. Mortising Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.

Berlinia grandiflora

Betulinic acid was identified as active component. A decoction of leafy twigs is used as febrifuge, cholagogue and anti-emetic; however, it is also reported to be used as emetic and purgative.

The rates of shrinkage are rather high, from green to oven dry 5. Parquet 15 – Empire Timbers. Botanical Description The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m. Machining Machining of this species is reportedly easy.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Berlinia grandiflora (Vahl) Hutch. & Dalziel

General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Internal Growth Stresses No residual growth stresses are found. Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Boring Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.

Bark sap is applied to sores and wounds, and bark decoctions are administered to treat haemorrhoids and liver complaints, and grqndiflora a vermifuge.

Part I-Tropical American Species.