Berlinia giorgii is a shrub or a tree that can grow from 4 - 18 metres tall. The bole can be from 30 - 50cm in diameter.
There are no documented reports, but the plant is very likely to be harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Berlinia giorgii is one of the most widespread members of the genus and is known to occur within the protected areas network. However, the level of deforestation and natural habitat degradation in some of the areas in which the species occurs are high, indicating that botanical surveys and monitoring of the species is required. There are no estimates of population numbers for this species and population decline cannot be assessed with certainty, however population decline is not thought to be over the threshold for a threatened category. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Tropical Africa - Angola, DR Congo, Burundi, Zambia
Upland forest, often preferring drier areas or woodland or wooded grassland; at elevations from 900 - 1,000 metres, sometimes descending to 450 metres.
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This species has been confused with Berlinia bruneelii and Berlinia craibiana.
We know of no documented human uses for this species. However other species in this genus are collected locally for building materials, as well as for food and medicines. The wood of the various species in this genus is very similar and so this species is likely to be used for purposes such as construction, furniture and flooring[
Berlinia wood is, in general, similar to white oak (Quercus alba) in durability, density and usefulness. It is an attractive, decorative hardwood that can be used for fine, interior joinery[
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