Pteleopsis albidiflora De Wild.
Pteleopsis bequaertii De Wild.
Pteleopsis hylodendron is a tree that can grow 25 - 40 metres tall, occasionally to 50 metres. The bole can be free of branches for up to 19 metres, up to 80cm in diamete, without buttressesr[
The wood is little used, but is suitable for outdoor use and construction[
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Central African Republic and southern Sudan, south to northern Angola and DR Congo.
Dense rain forest and the more open, secondary formations; at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
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The tree resembles Terminalia ivorensis, with which it is sometimes confused[
The heartwood is yellow-brown to greenish grey; it is not clearly demarcated from the 7 - 10cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine, the grain straight or interlocked, somewhat irregular. The wood is heavy; hard; durable, being resistant to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons slowly, with only a slight risk of checking, but a high risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood works well, but stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended because of the interlocked grain; nailing and screwing are good but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood can be used in construction, railway sleepers, flooring, joinery, panelling etc[
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