Moabi wood is used for joinery and carpentry in exterior applications, e.g. for doors, windows, garden furniture and marine construction. Its uniform reddish. The moabi (Baillonella toxisperma) has a low population density (about 1 per 10 ha). It only reaches sexual maturity at 90– years, and regeneration occurs. Summary. African Pearwood (Baillonella toxisperma), otherwise known as False Shea Butternut, is a large, tropical tree that can reach up to 60 m high with a.

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Baillonella toxisperma is found in primary evergreen and old secondary rainforest, often in small patches on dry or moist soils. Todisperma and improvement of two conflicting ways of exploitation of the same forest resource. Seedling morphology of some African Sapotaceae and its taxonomical significance. The fruit pulp, though it contains latex, is eaten bailonella.

Baillonella toxisperma Baillonella toxisperma x – 87k – jpg www. Rays 1 to 4 seriate. When the tree bole has attained 1 m in diameter and the crowns have reached or passed the forest canopy, diameter growth is up to 9.

In the nursery the lower half of the seed baillnoella buried, with the scar pointing downwards. When the tree bole has attained 1 metre in diameter and the crowns have reached or passed the forest canopy, diameter growth is up to 9. At the beginning of the short rainy season in Cameroon 4—5-month-old seedlings are planted into the field under the light shade of about 10 retained adult trees per ha.

Elephants are the main seed dispersers.

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Not to be confused with Dacryodes edulisthe African pear. At present, the only management measure for natural forest is the maintenance of a minimum diameter limit for exploitation, i. Response To Hand Tools Working with hand tools is difficult. Platypes and Scolytes spp.


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Moabi wood is durable. Locally in Gabon people move into temporary camps in January to February, when the moabi trees are fruiting. Sawing Sawing of this species requires powerful equipment. Bush pigs and porcupines eat the seeds, baillonelka bush pigs and antelopes destroy seedlings while eating the fleshy cotyledons and young shoots.

Baillonella toxisperma wood tangential surface.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Retrieved July 19, Steps 17 – Tree Conservation Database. Pygmy families move to localities where clusters of trees are found and stay there for 2—8 weeks. Drying is moderately difficult to difficult; special care is systematically needed. The shade should be removed gradually when a reduction in diameter growth is observed[ ].

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The wood glues, nails and finishes well, and has good steam-bending properties. After steaming for 48—60 hours, rotary peeling and slicing give veneer and plywood of satisfactory quality.

It has a straight and cylindrical bole, alternately arranged leaves, and round fruits. The allelopathic compound 3-hydroxyuridine has been isolated from leaves, stems and roots of moabi; it inhibited the growth of seedlings of some test plants.


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Heartwood is resistant to Lyctus attacks. Roberty and douka Tieghemella africana Pierre.

The fruiting season lasts up to 4 weeks for an individual tree, but may last 3 months for the whole population. Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. Moabi deserves protection also because it is the largest and perhaps most impressive tree of the African forest. Very large tree up to 60 —70 m tall; bole up to — cm in diameter, straight and cylindrical, sometimes swollen in lower part, reaching up to 30 m to the first branches, without buttresses; bark 4—5 cm thick, surface red-brown to dark grey, deeply longitudinally furrowed, red-brown in outer part of section, yellow-pink in inner part, little fibrous, exuding a sticky latex; crown umbrella-shaped, very large, up to 50 m in diameter, heavy branches spreading and sinuate; ultimate branches very thick, with numerous scars of fallen leaves.

The seed kernel contains a fatty oil that is used in cooking[]. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Baillonella toxisperma Pierre. The seed kernel contains a fatty oil that is used in traditional medicine[ ]. Please view the copyright link for more information. Baillonella toxisperma Gabon Baillonella toxisperma x – 52k – jpg www.

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