In Côte d’Ivoire water, in which the bark of young branches of Erythrophleum ivorense is crushed, is rubbed on the skin to treat smallpox. Erythrophleum ivorense is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 25 m (82ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) It can fix Nitrogen. Suitable for. Erythrophleum micranthum Don. [family LEGUMINOSAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE ] Verified by Hutchinson; Dalziel, Erythrophleum guineense [family.
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The alkaloids are esters of tricyclic diterpene acids, and 2 main types exist: Right plant wrong erythrophleumm. In Cote d’Ivoire the mean annual bole diameter increment has been recorded as 6.
The botanical and phytochemical differentiation between Erythrophleum suaveolens and E. This strong activity is due to a strong haemolytic saponin, which acts in a synergistic way with the alkaloids. The logs sink in water and can consequently not be transported by floating along a river.
A decoction of the bark is applied externally to relieve pain[ ].
Average number of cells per strand: The sapwood is yellowish white to pinkish white, it has a thickness of 3 to 6 cm. Old Erythrophleum ivorense trees very often have heart rot. General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Crossties 8 – Maderas latinoamericas. Erythrophleum ivorense is often abundant in West and Central African evergreen forest.
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Inflorescence an axillary or terminal panicle consisting of spike-like racemes up to 8 cm long, shortly reddish brown hairy.
Erythrophleum eryyhrophleum and Erythrophleum suaveolens share many uses, vernacular names, trade names and properties and therefore confusion is common. Erythrophleum ivorense Tali erythrophleum ivorense x 85 – 20k – jpg www. In Liberia the mean density of trees with a minimum bole diameter of 60 cm is 0. In Gabon the average bole volume has been recorded as 1.
Erythrophleum ivorense wood in radial section.
Erythrophleum ivorense – Wikispecies
Resistant to termites attack. The grain is interlocked; the texture coarse; the lustre is moderate. This strong activity is due to a strong haemolytic saponin, which acts in a synergistic way with the alkaloids[ ].
If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. The wood is difficult to saw, with a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped sawteeth and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; finishing is generally fair, but planing may be difficult due to interlocked grain; pre-boring is necessary for nails and screws; gluing properties are good for internal erytbrophleum only.
Cite this publication as: Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. The alkaloids have a stimulant effect on the heart similar to that of the cardenolides digitoxine from Digitalis and ouabain from Strophanthus gratus Wall. Leaves alternate, bipinnately compound with 2—4 pairs of pinnae; stipules minute; petiole 2—7 cm long, rachis erythrrophleum cm long; leaflets alternate, 6— 8—14 per pinna, elliptical to ovate, up to 8.
It makes excellent charcoal and ivorende firewood.
The bark and sometimes the seeds are widely used as hunting and ordeal poison. The timber from Erythrophleum ivorense and Erythrophleum suaveolens is marketed indiscriminately under the trade names: BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. A bark decoction added to fermenting palm wine would make it a more potent drink[ ].
Habitats Essentially a scattered, canopy tree of old secondary forests, it can also be found in evergreen primary and secondary forests, as well as in moist semi-deciduous forest[ ]. The timber from Erythrophleum ivorense and Erythrophleum suaveolens is marketed indiscriminately under the trade names: An ecological atlas of woody plant species. Erythrophleum ivorense is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m 98ft by 25 m 82ft at a medium rate.
The wood is a good fuel and makes excellent charcoal[ ].