Heimodendon tisserantii Sillans
Entandrophragma palustre is a tree with a slightly spreading, dense crown; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The cylindrical bole sometimes has basal lobes; it can be unbranched for up to 20 metres and up to 100cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Central Africa - DR Congo.
Swampy forest that is periodically flooded[
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The bark is used in traditional medicine to treat stomach-ache, kidney pains, rheumatism, haemorrhoids, scabies, otitis and eye inflammation[
The reddish-brown wood is moderately heavy. It is fairly difficult to saw. The wood is suitable for construction, joinery, interior trim, furniture, cabinet work, toys, novelties, boxes, crates, carvings and sliced veneer[
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