Dasypetalum klaineanum Pierre ex A.Chev.
Scottellia chevalieri Chipp
Scottellia coriacea A.Chev. Ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Scottellia gabonensis Pierre ex A.Chev.
Scottellia gossweileri Exell
Scottellia kamerunensis Gilg
Scottellia mimfiensis Gilg
Scottellia polyantha Gilg
Scottellia thyrsiflora Gilg
Scottellia klaineana is a tree that usually grows from 5 - 20 metres tall, though specimens to 30 metres, and even occasionally to 50 metres have been recorded. The straight, cylindrical bole is clear of branches for much of its height; it can be up to 70cm in diameter with slight flutings near the base or with small buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Cameroon and southern Central African Republic, south to northern Angola and southern DR Congo.
Rain-forest and occasionally in semi-deciduous forest with Celtis and Sterculia; rarely in swamp forest at edge of water; at elevations from 90 - 860 metres[
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The heartwood is a light yellow, sometimes with the presence of grey or dark veins; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or slightly interlocked. The wood is light to moderately heavy; soft to moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons at a normal rate with a high risk of checking but only a slight risk of distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools; nailing and screwing are good if the holes are pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as construction, interior panelling and joinery, furniture components and higher class furniture, cabinet work, light carpentry, flooring; stairs, turnery, veneer etc[
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