African Plant Database

Entandrophragma cylindricum (Sprague) Sprague
Information on the genus : Entandrophragma
Basionym : Pseudocedrela cylindrica Sprague
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pseudocedrela cylindrica Sprague (1908)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Entandrophragma lebrunii Staner (1930)
=Entandrophragma tomentosum A. Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel (1928)
=Entandrophragma rufum A. Chev. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, evergreen, to 40-60 m; crown rounded, symmetrical; bole straight, ± cylindrical, free to 40 m height, to > 2 m Ø, with broad low buttresses at base, occasionally 3,5 m high, or absent; bark peeling in oblong irregular pieces.
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Ecology : Evergreen and (semi-)deciduous forests; (moister types of) rain-forest, with Heritiera utilis; on rocky ground; sometimes common (?-)350-1600 m alt.
  Resembling E. angolense. – Timber (first-class) heavy-scented, fragrance persistent (cf. E. candollei); it just floats (Sapele wood).
  Fruits and seeds often attacked by boring insects.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 444 (2006).
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