African Plant Database


Entandrophragma utile (Dawe & Sprague) Sprague
Family : MELIACEAE
Information on the genus : Entandrophragma
Basionym : Pseudocedrela utilis Dawe & Sprague
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pseudocedrela utilis Dawe & Sprague (1906)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Entandrophragma macrocarpum A. Chev. (1909)
=Entandrophragma roburoides Vermoesen (1921)
=Entandrophragma thomasii Ledoux (1932)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, briefly deciduous, 50-63 m; crown regular with few but massive branches; bole cylindrical, straight, scarsely tapered, clear to 26-40 m height, 2,5 m Ø, 8 m in girth above well-developed buttresses which are narrow, to 5 m high.
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Ecology : Rain-forest with Heritiera utilis; evergreen and moist semi-deciduous forests; in moist-dry and dry types of forest, absent in wettest types; often in groups; distribution very patchy, decreasing in density S-wards; 50-1400 m alt.
  Wood resembling that of E. cylindricum but lighter and coarser; important export from Ivory Coast, Gabon, also Ghana.
  The largest tree in the genus. May be confused (also in herbaria!) with Canarium schweinfurthii (Burseraceae). – Resembling Entandrophragma angolense.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 444 (2006).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 56845
 
Record n°56845
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