Cynometra bokalaensis De Wild.
Cynometra hankei is an evergreen tree that can grow 20 - 45 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for more than half of the tree's height, up to 150cm in diameter and with buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.
Despite much deforestation, there are still extensive areas of rain forest remaining in this ecoregion, particularly in the border region between Cameroon and Nigeria. Logging and plantation agriculture are the main causes of forests destruction and fragmentation in of forest habitat. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
West tropical Africa - southeast Nigeria, Cameroon, DR Congo.
Humid rain forests[
]. Very common in forests on firm ground and in forests with Lophira, Sacoglottis; rare in periodically flooded forests on islands[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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The wood is hard and durable. It is used for construction, carpentry, railway sleepers, tool handles etc[
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