Bignonia articulata Desf. ex Poir.
Phyllarthron noronhianum A.DC.
Phyllarthron poivreanum A.DC.
Phyllarthron articulatum is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall, but is generally smaller[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is grown as an ornamental in Madagascar.
Africa - Madagascar.
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The heartwood is yellowish brown; it is distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight, sometimes slightly interlocked, texture moderately fine. The wood is very heavy, tough and very durable. It air dries very slowly with little degrade, although there is a slight tendency to surface checking; the rates of shrinkage from green to oven dry are quite high. The wood is rather difficult to saw and work, the use of stellite-tipped sawteeth is recommended; it can be finished to a smooth surface; pre-boring is needed when nailing; it glues, stains and polishes satisfactorily. It is very durable. It is resistant to impregnation with preservatives. It is traditionally used for the handles of weapons, especially of assegais. It is also in demand for bridges, fence posts, mine props and railway sleepers because of its durability. It is suitable for heavy flooring and framework, joinery, interior trim, vehicle bodies, sporting goods, toys, novelties, agricultural implements and turnery[
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