Berlinia angolensis Welw. ex Benth.
Isoberlinia densiflora (Baker) Milne-Redh.
Berlinia densiflora Baker
Berlinia stolzii Harms
Berlinia niembaensis De Wild.
Isoberlinia niembaensis (De Wild.) P.A.Duvign.
Isoberlinia angolensis is a deciduous shrub or a tree with a spreading, rounded crown; it usually grows 1 - 12 metres tall, occasionally reaching 20 metres. The bole can be free of branches for 5 - 7 metres in larger trees and around 50 - 100cm in diameter. The plant is also sometimes found as a shrub no more than 20 - 40cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Tropical Africa - southern Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, southern DR Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Deciduous woodland, sometimes dominant or co-dominant; open forests; gravelly, lateritic or muddy soils; often gregarious; at elevations from 600 - 2,100 metres[
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The bark is used to treat coughs, wounds and snake bites[
A reddish, resinous exudate flows from areas of damage to the trunk and stems. No uses are recorded for it[
The pinkish, open-grained, non-durable wood is used for small carpentry etc[
The wood is used for fuel[
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