Macrolobium grandiflorum De Wild.
Gilbertiodendron grandiflorum is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow 12 - 15 metres tall. The cylindrical bole can be 30 - 35cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It has been planted to provide shade[
West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, DR Congo.
Siliceous and swampy soils; swamp-forest, by rivers[
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The heartwood is rosy-brown to deep brown; it is clearly demarcated from the white sapwood. The wood is hard[
]. The wood is valued for high-class cabinet work. It is also suitable for poles, piles, flooring, joinery, mine props, ship building, vehicle bodies, railway sleepers, agricultural implements and handles[
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