Moabi wood is used for joinery and carpentry in exterior applications, e.g. for doors, windows, garden furniture and marine construction. Its uniform reddish. The moabi (Baillonella toxisperma) has a low population density (about 1 per 10 ha). It only reaches sexual maturity at 90– years, and regeneration occurs. Summary. African Pearwood (Baillonella toxisperma), otherwise known as False Shea Butternut, is a large, tropical tree that can reach up to 60 m high with a.

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Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. Once dry, the wood is stable. Resistance To Impregnation Difficult to treat with only a low penetration of the preservative products. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The heartwood has a uniform reddish brown colour, more or less dark and finely veined; it is clearly demarcated from the 4 – 6cm wide band of sapwood.

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There are citation in web searches related to Baillonella toxisperma Pierre. At the beginning of the short rainy season in Cameroon 4—5-month-old seedlings are planted into the field under the light shade of about 10 retained adult trees per ha. Moabi wood can be confused with that of other Sapotaceae species having heavy and reddish brown wood, particularly mukulungu Autranella congolensis De Wild.


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Bark decoctions are used to treat kidney problems, toothache, rachitis, vaginal infections and affections of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Color tends to darken with age. Part I-Tropical American Species. Baillonella baullonella Baillonella toxisperma African Pearwood Baillonella toxispermaotherwise known as False Shea Butternut, is baillinella large, tropical tree that can reach up to 60 m high with a trunk diameter of up to to cm.

According to the IUCN classification, moabi is vulnerable because of overexploitation and habitat degradation. Saif El Nasr March 3, at 5: Responds well to steam bending. About seeds per tree are produced within a cycle of 3 years; a single tree produced kg of fruits, including kg of seed kernels. Cabinet 24 – Empire Timbers. The trunk diameter attains up to toxiwperma, sometimes even reaching more than cm. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

QR Code What’s this? Part 1 — Africa. The seedling develops a taproot and so it is recommended to sow into polythene pots. Woodworking Industry 34 Machining It needs powerful tools for processing. If you imported oak, and had Moabi in your backyard, oak would be a lot more expensive.

The wood glues, nails and finishes well, and has good steam-bending properties. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: African Pearwood, False Shea Butternut.

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Baillonella toxisperma African Pearwood, False Shea Butternut PFAF Plant Database

Baillonella toxisperma is found in primary evergreen and old secondary rainforest, often in small patches on dry or moist soils. Baillonella toxisperma Baillonella toxisperma x – 24k – jpg www. X Close Image credit. When the tree bole has attained 1 metre in diameter and the crowns have reached or passed the forest canopy, diameter growth is up to 9. It is fairly resistant to marine borers. About 6, seeds per tree are produced within a cycle of 3 years; a single tree produced 2, kg of fruits, including kg of seed kernels[ ].


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It is difficult to work due to the presence of silica 0. The fruit pulp is eaten fresh although it contains latex. The low growth rate and often poor natural regeneration make it even more liable to genetic erosion or even extinction in forest liable to timber exploitation. Marine borer resistance of some African timbers.

After steaming for 48—60 hours, rotary peeling and slicing give veneer and plywood of satisfactory quality.

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Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Cutting cycles of 30 years, as often practised, threaten moabi populations seriously.

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