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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In Uganda it occurs in rainforest at — m altitude. The fruit valves have been used as spoons[ ]. In Ghana seedlings reached only utlle to 1 m tall after 4 years, in silviculturally treated forest up to 1.

In some regions it has even become near to extinction, e. Locally in Liberia, one tree of more than 60 cm bole diameter per 6 ha can be found.

Larvae of the beetle Xylosandrus compactus bore into young shoots, while fruits and seeds are attacked by larvae of the lepidopterous insect Mussidia nigrivenella. Agricultural Research Reports2nd Impression.

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Entandrophragma utile Entandrophragma utile x – 87k – jpg christian. Ecological profiles of Ghanaian forest trees. The grain is slightly interlocked, texture moderately fine. Entandrophragma entandrophragmx Entandrophragma utile. Presently, sipo is still an important export timber, mainly from the Central African Republic and Congo.

Entandrophragma utile – Useful Tropical Plants

Gastroprotective effects of an aqueous extract of Entandrophragma utile bark in experimental ethanol-induced peptic ulceration in mice and rats. Entandrophragma utile is characterized as a non-pioneer light demander. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.


Part entandrophragam — Africa. Natural regeneration is often scarce in natural forest, but it has also been reported as abundant.

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However, they usually open on the tree and the seeds are dispersed by wind, although most seeds seem to fall close to the mother tree.

This is a QR code short for Quick Response entandropyragma gives fast-track access to our website pages. Mycorrhizal inoculation seems to have potential for improving seedling establishment.

The seedlings usually die under full light conditions. However, it can also be found in evergreen forest. A tendency of charring is present in drilling operations.

This supports the traditional medicinal use of the bark against peptic ulcers in Nigeria[ ]. The wood saws and works fairly easily with both hand and machine tools, with only slight blunting effects on cutting edges. Entandrophragma utile Utile Entandrophragma utile. Flora of Tropical East Africa. A tendency of charring is present in drilling operations. Locally in Liberia, one tree of more than 60 cm bole diameter per 6 ha can be found.

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. A massage with a bark maceration is considered useful as tonic and stimulant.

Gastric effluents were collected every 30 min and 10 ml aliquots were titrated against 0.

Entandrophragma utile does not seem to be a logical choice for planting in ehtandrophragma systems because its early growth is too slow. The heartwood is reddish brown to purplish brown entansrophragma moir? The bark is used in the treatment of malaria and peptic ulcers. Under nursery conditions, however, seedlings can reach 40 cm tall in 6 months and 75 cm in one year[ ]. A tendency of charring is present in drilling operations. Tavole di cubatura di diciotto specie tropicali.


Seeds can be stored for about 3 months in sealed containers in a cool place, but insect damage, to which they are very entandrophrwgma, should be avoided, e. Please view the copyright link for more information. Stumps and striplings have been used for propagation, but the success rate of stumps was low.

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. Charred and pulverized bark, mixed with salt and palm oil, is rubbed into scarifications to treat headache.

The heartwood is reddish brown to purplish brown, and distinctly demarcated from the pinkish white to pale brown, up to 6 cm wide sapwood. It air dries somewhat slowly, and may be liable to splitting and distortion; once dry, it is moderately stable in service. Bark extracts showed fungicidal activity against Pyricularia oryzae. Rodents of Unusual Size.

Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Presently, sipo is still an important export timber, mainly from the Central African Republic entandrlphragma Congo.