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Useful Tropical Plants

Guibourtia arnoldiana

(De Wild. & T.Durand) J.LĂ©onard

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Copaiba arnoldiana De Wild. & T.Durand

Copaifera arnoldiana (De Wild. & T.Durand) T.Durand

Common Name:

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General Information

Guibourtia arnoldiana is a tree; it can grow 25 - 30 metres tall. The irregular bole can be free of branches for 10 - 20 metres, 40 - 80cm in diameter and with buttresses up to 1 metre high[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also exported.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, northern Angola.

Habitat

Forests, on firm ground[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height25.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellowish-brown to brown with a dark striping or reddish glints; it is clearly demarcated from the 5 - 8cm wide band of dull gray sapwood. The texture is fine, the grain straight or interlocked. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard to hard; elastic; moderately durable, being moderately resistant to fungi and termites and resistant to dry wood borers. It seasons slowly, with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect - stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; the interlocked grain presents some problems when planing; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct for internal purposes only. The wood has a range of uses including for high class furniture, cabinet making, turnery, interior joinery and panelling, heavy carpentry, flooring, stairs and veneer[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
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848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Propagation

Seed -
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