Acacia is a genus of shrubs and trees of Gondwanian origin belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the Pea Family Fabaceae, first described from Africa by Linnaeus in 1773. ...more on Wikipedia about "Acacia"
African Blackwood or Mpingo (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to seasonally dry regions of Africa from Senegal east to Eritrea and south to the Transvaal in South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "African Blackwood"
Aucoumea klaineana (Angouma, Gaboon, or Okoumé) is a tropical hardwood. It is typically found in equatorial Africa (e.g. Gabon). A weak wood with low decay resistance and moderate dimensional stability, the major use of Gaboon is in the manufacture of plywood. Its attractive appearance means that it is often used decoratively as the top surface veneer in panelling and furniture or, in solid form in luxury items such as boxes for cigars or other high value items (e.g. audio equipment). ...more on Wikipedia about "Aucoumea klaineana"
The baobabs (Adansonia), occasionally known colloquially as "monkey-bread trees", are a genus of eight species of trees, native to Madagascar (the centre of diversity, with six species), and Africa and Australia (one species in each). The species reach heights of between 5-25 m (exceptionally 30 m) tall, and up to 7 m (exceptionally 11 m) in trunk diameter. They are noted for storing water inside the swollen trunk, with the capacity to store up to 120,000 litres of water to endure the harsh drought conditions particular to each region ** . All occur in seasonally arid areas, and are deciduous, shedding their leaves during the dry season. Some are reputed to be many thousands of years old, though as the wood does not produce annual growth rings, this is impossible to verify; few botanists give any credence to these claims of extreme age. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baobab"
Brachystegia boehmii is a tree native to eastern and southern Africa. It forms and an important component of miombo woodland. This particular species of Brachystegia occurs as far southwest as Botswana. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brachystegia boehmii"
Brachystegia glaucescens is a tree with smooth grey bark, bluish-green leaves, small, creamy-white flowers, and purplish fruit with a woody pod. It grows predominantly in rocky places, in tropical and south eastern Africa. It is often misnamed the Mountain Acacia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brachystegia glaucescens"
Camwood (Baphia nitida), also known as African sandalwood, is a shrubby, hard-wooded African tree. Its wood is commonly used as to make a red dye. The earliest dye wood (Camwood) was from West Africa. The source of the dye, which is soluble in alkali, is the bark and heart of the tree. ...more on Wikipedia about "Camwood"
Canarium is a genus of tropical trees in the family Burseraceae, native to tropical Africa and southern Asia, from southern Nigeria east to Madagascar, Mauritius, India, southern China and the Philippines. They are large evergreen trees up to 40-50 m tall, with alternate, pinnate leaves. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canarium"
Carapa is a genus in the mahogany family Meliaceae. The two to four species become medium-sized to large trees to 30 m tall, occurring in tropical South America and Africa; common names for include Andiroba and Crabwood. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carapa"
(Coralwood) Guibourtia is a plant genus of the family Fabaceae ( legume family). It contains 16 to 17 species in tropical Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coralwood"
Curtisia dentata, or Cape Lancewood, is a flowering plant from southern Africa. It was originally included among the Cornaceae, but is now placed in its own family Curtisiaceae. It is an evergreen tree growing to 15 m tall, with opposite, coarsely-toothed leaves 5-11 cm long. ...more on Wikipedia about "Curtisia"
Detarium is a plant genus of the family Fabaceae ( legume family). It contains 3 species of tree in west African forests. ...more on Wikipedia about "Detarium"
Isoberlinia is a genus in the family Fabaceae ( legume family) of five species of tree native to tropical Africa. They are an important component of miombo woodlands. The leaves have three or four pairs of large leaflets and stout seed pods. ...more on Wikipedia about "Isoberlinia"
Known as kinkeliba in Senegal, Combretum micranthum is a shrub species of tiger bush found in West Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kinkeliba"
The semi- deciduous Leadwood tree (Combretum imberbe) is found from KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa in the south to Tanzania in the north. It normally grows up to 20 metres (66 feet) tall. The Leadwood tree has a wide-spreading, rather sparse, roundish to slightly umbrella-shaped crown and a single, long, thick, bare stem. Recent radiocarbon dating, done in South Africa, has established that a Leadwood tree can live up to 2000 years and subsequently remain standing for years after the tree has died. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leadwood tree"
The Lebombo ironwood (Androstachys johnsonii) is the sole member of the genus Androstachys in the Euphorbiaceae. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lebombo ironwood"
The Marula (Sclerocarrya birrea) is a medium-sized dioecious tree, indigenous to the miombo woodlands of Southern Africa and the Sudano-Sahelian range of West Africa. The tree is a single stemmed tree with a wide spreading crown. It is characterised by a grey mottled bark. The tree grows up to 18m tall mostly in low altitudes and open woodlands. The fruits are used in the liqueur Amarula. The trees are not cultivated; the fruits are harvested from wild trees. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marula"
Microberlinia is a genus in the family Fabaceae ( legume family). It includes two species of tree native to Cameroon and Gabon in West Africa. The common name is zingana or zebrawood. ...more on Wikipedia about "Microberlinia"
Microberlinia brazzavillensis is a species of zebrawood, a hardwood tree in the family Fabaceae, found in West Africa, and valued for its beautiful striped wood. It is also called zebrano, zingana, and allen ele. The tree is tall and straight, growing up to 40 m in height with a diameter of up to 1 m, and the wood is pale yellow to almost white with dark streaks, and it shines when polished. The flower has white petals and, as other legumes do, the tree produces pods. ...more on Wikipedia about "Microberlinia brazzavillensis"
The Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) tree grows in hot, dry, low-lying areas, 200-1,150 m, in the far northern parts of South Africa, into Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Angola and Malawi. The genus Colophospermum only occurs in Africa and is there only the one species in the genus. The species name mopane is taken from the local name for the tree. The mopane is in the legume family ( Fabaceae). ...more on Wikipedia about "Mopane"
The Msasa tree (Brachystegia spiciformis) is a small shrubby African tree having compound leaves and racemes of small fragrant green flowers. The tree is flat-topped and has a distinctive amber and wine red colour when the young leaves sprout during Spring (August-September). It grows in savanna forests of South and Eastern Africa, mostly Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. ...more on Wikipedia about "Msasa"
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Rhynchocalyx lawsonioides is a small flowering tree, the sole species of family Rhynchocalycaceae. It is endemic to the KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic ecoregion of the Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rhynchocalyx"
Sapele, Sapelli or Aboudikro (Entandrophragma cylindricum) is a large tree, up to 45 m high (rarely 60 m), native to tropical Africa. The leaves are deciduous in the dry season, alternately arranged, pinnate, with 5-9 pairs of leaflets, each leaflet about 10 cm long. The flowers are produced in loose inflorescences when the tree is leafless, each flower about 5 mm diameter, with five yellowish petals. The fruit is a pendulous capsule about 10 cm long and 4 cm broad; when mature it splits into five sections to release the 15-20 seeds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sapele"
Silk cotton trees comprise eight species in the genus Bombax, native to tropical southern Asia, northern Australia and tropical Africa. Other names include semul, simul, simal, red cotton trees or Indian kapok trees. ...more on Wikipedia about "Silk-cotton tree"
The Tamarind (alternative name Indian date, translation of Arabic تمر هندي tamr hindī) is a tropical tree, originally from east Africa but now introduced into most of tropical Asia as well as Latin America. The fruit is edible and popular. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tamarind" Things Go Better with shortopedia. shortopedia
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