African Plant Database

Khaya ivorensis A. Chev.
Protologue : Veg. Utiles Afrique Trop. Franc. 5: 207 (1909)
Information on the genus : Khaya
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Khaya caudata Stapf ex Hutch. & Dalziel (1928)
=Khaya klainei Pierre ex Pellegr. (1911)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 30-60 m, strongly buttressed, buttresses winged, unevenly developed, extending to 1,5 m height, sometimes extending along ground; bole cylindrical, clear to ± half of the tree height, 4,5-6 m in girth, 2 m Ø.
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Ecology : Deciduous (not in the driest type) and evergreen moist forests; also on banks of streams and rivers; rain-forest; small marigot, temporarily dry; slightly humid clays; lateritic hill slopes; sandy grounds along lagoons; 400-700 m alt.
  Wood pale red and darkening. Probably the most widely used mahogany; it is the cheapest and most readily available.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 444 (2006).
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carte afrique num 56851
Record n°56851
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