Anoumabia cyanosperma A.Chev.
Harpullia fosteri Sprague
Harpullia multijuga Radlk.
Majidea cyanosperma (A.Chev.) Radlk.
Majidea multijuga (Radlk.) Radlk.
Majidea fosteri is a deciduous tree with a spreading crown; it can grow from 15 - 35 metres tall, occasionally to 40 metres. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for 10 - 18 metres; it is 60 - 100cmin diameter and is sometimes buttressed[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and beads.
Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Nigeria and Cameroon, east to southern Sudan and Kenya, south to northern Angola and southern DR Congo
Semi-deciduous forest; closed high forest; terra firma forest; forest clearings, managed forest; at elevations around 1,000 - 1,200 metres[
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Prefers a position in full sun, but succeeds in partial shade[
]. Requires a moist, well-drained soil[
The bark has the aroma of thymol, often described as being like toothpaste[
The seeds are used as beads[
The white wood is hard but appears to be little valued[
Seed - best sown as soon as itis ripe[
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