Dialium connaroides Harms ex Baker f.
Dialium connaroides Harms ex De Wild.
Dialium fleuryi Pellegr.
Dialium bipindense is an evergreen tree that can grow 20 - 35 metres tall. The bole can be 60 - 100cm in diameter[
The tree produces a very heavy, durable timber and is commonly harvested from the wild for trade.
The rates of harvesting of the timber are a primary concern throughout its range. Agricultural encroachment upon the habitat is also common. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
West tropical Africa - Cameroon, southern Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo.
Lowland rain forests[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
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The heart wood is light pinkish-brown to brown or red-brown, sometimes very dark; it is clearly demarcated from the 4 - 8cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight to entangled. The wood is heavy to very heavy, hard to very hard, elastic; it is very durable, even in fresh water, resisting attacts by fungi, dry wood borers and termites. The wood seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. It has a high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as construction (including in contact with fresh water), heavy flooring, turnery, railway sleepers, exterior panelling and joinery, sliced veneer[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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