Calpocalyx crawfordianus Mendes
Erythrophleum dinklagei Taub.
Xylia dinklagei (Harms) Roberty
Calpocalyx dinklagei is an evergreen shrub or tree with a heavy crown; usually growing 6 - 15 metres tall, though up to 27 metres tall in Cameroon. The buttressed bole is more or less sinuous with lots of branches, it can be 6 - 25cm in diameter (up to 50cm in Cameroon)[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo.
Evergreen lowland forest, where it is sometimes very abundant, at elevations up to 200 metres[
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A plant of the low moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 200 metres[
The pulverized bark is applied to wounds and also used as an anodyne[
The wood is uniformly reddish brown[
]. It is used for carpentry[
We have no more information on the wood, other than it is said to resemble the wood of C. heitzii. The description of that wood is as follows:-
The grain is often wavy and irregular, texture moderately coarse to fine. The wood is heavy; hard; moderately durable but liable to termite and Lyctus attacks. The working properties are variable, depending on the amount of irregular grain in the material. The wood saws moderately well, and planing may result in woolly surfaces due to tension wood. Pre-boring is necessary for nailing and screwing[
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