Protorhus thouvenotii Lecomte
Abrahamia thouvenotii is a tall, evergreen tree[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Africa - Madagascar.
Evergreen forests at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Abrahamia ditimena, and other Abrahamia species, have been recommended for enrichment planting in natural forest, and as non-pioneer light-demanders that also tolerate some shade they are suited for that purpose. However, they grow slowly and long cutting cycles are needed for timber production, and therefore commercial exploitation on a sustainable basis seems to have little prospects
The heartwood is chestnut brown and streaked; it is distinctly demarcated from the up to 6cm wide band of paler sapwood. The grain is generally straight, texture fine. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately durable, with fair resistance to termites, but it is rather susceptible to fungal attacks. It air dries easily with little checking and warping; rates of shrinkage during drying are medium. The wood works easily, glues satisfactorily and the nailing properties are moderate. The wood is used for construction, joinery, flooring, panelling, moulding and railway sleepers[
]. For usage as railway sleepers, it is advised to treat the wood with preservatives under pressure[
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