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Afzelia xylocarpa

Synonyms: Afzelia cochinchinensis; Afzelia siamica; Pahudia cochinchinensis; Pahudia xylocarpa

Wikipedia Abstract

Afzelia xylocarpa is a tree from Southeast Asia. It grows in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma in deciduous forests. It can reach 30 metres tall with a trunk up to 2 metres in diameter in a mature specimen. An alternative Latin name is Pahudia cochinchinensis. The seeds are harvested for medicinal purposes. The seed pulp can be used to make cigarettes, and the bark and seed are used for herbal medicine. The highly figured lumber is often sold as Afzelia Xylay. The wood is used for ornamental woodturning, pens, knife handles, carvings, and musical instruments. Local names:
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Afzelia xylocarpa


Janka Hardness [1]  2600 lbf (1179 kgf) Very Hard
Structure [2]  Tree


Cambodia (native); China (introduced); Hainan (introduced); Laos (native); Myanmar (native); Thailand (native); Vietnam (native);

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1Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
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