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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The residues of oil extraction are sometimes used as fish poison. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. In Gabon moabi fruits become ripe from December to February. The shrinkage rates are moderate, from green to oven dry 5. Moabi deserves ttoxisperma also because it is the largest and perhaps most impressive tree of the African forest. 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.

At present, the only management measure for natural forest is the maintenance of a minimum diameter limit for exploitation, i. During the fruiting season, local people often move to localities where clusters of trees are found and stay there in temporary camps for 2 – 8 weeks. The tree starts flowering at an age of 50—70 years, when it has reached the light in baillknella upper storey of the forest, but regular fructification starts still later, when the bole has reached 70 cm in diameter.


Some forests are rich in moabi trees, e.

Views Read Edit View history. Nut, Seeds – oil, Fruit. Citation in scholarly articles. Part 1 — Billonella. Bark decoctions are used to treat kidney problems, toothache, rickets, vaginal infections and affections toxiserma the respiratory and digestive tracts[ ]. Growth rings more or less distinct. If you imported oak, and had Moabi in your backyard, oak would be a lot more expensive. Baillonella toxisperma Aluka – Baillonella toxisperma Sometimes called African Pear, though the wood bears little botanical relation to true Pear Pyrus genus.

Baillonella toxisperma

Response To Hand Tozisperma Working with hand tools is difficult. In an year-old plantation in Ekouk Gabon trees grown in full sun showed a mean annual height growth of cm and under partial shade cm. Not to be bsillonella with Dacryodes edulisthe African pear.

Commercial exploitation of moabi started in the mid s. Marine borer resistance of some African timbers. Locally in Gabon people move into temporary camps in January to February, when the moabi trees are fruiting.

Fruits still attached ttoxisperma the tree are attacked by larvae of the beetle Carpophilus sp. Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. Seeds germinate in abundance under or close to mother trees – whilst it is not necessary for the seeds to pass through the intestines for germination, it does accelerate germination slightly[ ].


Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Severe blunting effect; stellited blades toxispeema sawing and carbide tools for machining are recommended. It is applied externally to treat rheumatic pains[ ].

Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 77— Generally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though figured wood is much more prone to chipping and tearout in machining operations. Vessels in dendritic pattern.

CSIRO atlas of hardwoods. Under optimal nursery conditions seedlings may reach 35 cm in height after 6 weeks, 45 cm after 3 months and 1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Frames 16 – Woods of the Baillonellq. Bending 35 – Embassy of Myanmar in Japan. At present, the only management measure for natural forest is the maintenance of a minimum diameter limit for exploitation, i. Rated as very durable; good insect resistance. Right plant wrong place.

Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. The collected fruits baiplonella depulped and the seed kernels dried.

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