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Useful Tropical Plants

Nauclea gilletii

(De Wild.) Merr.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Nauclea lancifolia (A.Chev.) Aubrév.

Sarcocephalus gilletii De Wild.

Sarcocephalus trillesii lancifolia A.Chev.

Common Name:

Nauclea gilletii
Leaves
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General Information

Nauclea gilletii is an evergreen tree. The bole can be 60 - 90cm in diameter[
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Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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The tree provides a high quality wood and is commonly harvested from the wild for trade.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Gabon, DR Congo.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is a golden yellow or an orangey yellow, slightly moiré - in interior end use this colour remains stable; it is clearly demarcated from the 3 - 5cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain interlocked. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately hard; it is very durable, being resistant to dry wood borers and termites, and very resistant to fungi. The wood seasos slowly, with a low risk of distortion but a high risk of checking; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools; filling is necessary to obtain a good finish; it is resistant to one or several acids; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct, but must be done with care because the wood is acid. A good quality wood, it is used for high quality goods such as furniture and cabinet making; for outdoor purposes such as railway sleepers, heavy construction, hydraulic works in contact with fresh or sea water; and in general construction for flooring, joinery, panelling etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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