BERLINIA GRANDIFLORA PDF

The wood is used for construction in house building, planks, flooring, joinery and food containers. It is suitable for interior trim, ship building. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Ebiara (Berlinia grandiflora) page. Group. Dicot. Family. Fabaceae – Caesalpinioideae. Genus. Berlinia. Species. Berlinia grandiflora (Vahl) Hutch. & Dalziel. Notes. (fr: melegba des galeries).

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It is not suited for uses with risks of permanent or long-lasting humidification. Views Read View source View history. The sapwood is easily treated with preservatives, but the heartwood is resistant. It is occasionally browsed by livestock, especially sheep and goats. Steam Bending This species can be used for steam bending. Nailing Pre-boring is necessary. Vessel-ray berliniia similar to intervessel pits Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands.

The rates of shrinkage are rather high, from green to oven dry 5. Picking-up of grain at planed surfaces can be problematic. The bole is often clear and fairly straight, cylindrical and free of buttresses. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or more large.

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Boring Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. It air dries rather slowly but well, with occasionally slight distortion.

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The staining and polishing properties are reportedly variable. In bark extracts, the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, triterpenes and glycosides has been demonstrated. Blunting Effect Slight blunting effect; ordinary tools can be used for sawing and machining.

Cabinet 24 – Empire Timbers. Fruits ripen about 6 months later. Botanical Description The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m. Berlinia grandiflora is sometimes planted as ornamental tree and shade tree in villages, and as a shade tree in coffee plantations. Many species closely resemble each other, and identification may be problematic.

Trees often flower at the end of the dry season.

EBIARA (Berlinia grandiflora)

The wood is used for construction in house building, planks, flooring, joinery and food containers. Natural Durability Moderately durable to decay. The wood works and saws moderately well, but occasionally rapid blunting of saw teeth and cutting edges may occur.

Natural Habitat Berlinia grandiflora is found in various forest types like savanna formations, marshy localities, or dense forests.

Berlinia – Wikipedia

Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods. Moulding Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. Mortising Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. The sapwood is whitish to pinkish, it has a thickness of 10 to 15 cm. Beams 11 – Prospect: Machining Machining of this species is reportedly easy. A decoction of leafy twigs is used as febrifuge, cholagogue and anti-emetic; however, it is also reported to be used as emetic and purgative.

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Westia grandiflora Vahl; Berlinia heudelotiana Baill. Response To Hand Tools No particular problems. Berlinia grandiflora is found in various forest types like savanna formations, marshy localities, or dense forests. Without preservative treatment, this species can be used only under risk of occasional re-humidification.

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They significantly increased pentobarbitone-induced sleeping time in mice and showed analgesic effect. They induced a dose-dependent contraction of isolated guinea-pig ileum. Scientific Name Berlinia grandiflora Hutch. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Moderately durable to decay.