Macrolobium mayombense Pellegr.
Gilbertiodendron mayombense is a tree; it can grow from 12 - 20 metres tall, though sometimes scarcely exceeds 5 metres. The bole can be 25 - 65cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood.
West tropical Africa - southern Nigeria to western DR Congo and northern Angola.
An understorey tree in riverine forest[
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Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
The wood is yellow[
]. It considered suitable for construction, flooring, joinery, mine props, ship building, vehicle bodies, furniture, railway sleepers and agricultural implements[
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