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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The wood works and saws moderately well, but occasionally rapid blunting of saw teeth and cutting edges may occur. Cookies help us deliver our services. The heartwood is pinkish brown to reddish brown with purplish streaks, and distinctly demarcated from the pinkish white, wide sapwood. The grain is interlocked, texture medium to coarse. The wood is used for construction in house building, planks, flooring, joinery and food containers.

Boards 13 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Blunting Effect Slight blunting effect; ordinary tools can be used for sawing and machining. Moulding Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.


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Fruits ripen about 6 months later. Berlinia grandiflora is ggandiflora and moderately common locally. Bark sap is applied to sores and wounds, and bark decoctions are administered to treat haemorrhoids and liver complaints, and as a vermifuge. Lasts 34 – Embassy of Indonesia in Japan. Betulinic acid was identified as active component. Picking-up of grain at planed surfaces can be problematic.

Planing Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. This page was last modified on 26 Marchat It can also be found in edges of semi-deciduous forest patches in savanna regions.

Furniture, Luxury graniflora – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. Part I-Tropical American Berlibia. Rays 1 to 2 seriate.

It is unlikely to be threatened by genetic erosion. Berlinia grandiflora Vahl Hutch. It deserves more attention as a multipurpose species that could be useful in agroforestry systems.

Very little is known about its growth and development, propagation and planting and proper management measures. Joists 12 – Tropical timbers of the world. Mortising Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.


Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. See Terms of Use for details.

Without preservative treatment, this species can be used only under risk of occasional re-humidification. Trees often flower at the end of the dry season. The trunk diameter attains up to cm.

EBIARA (Berlinia grandiflora)

The sapwood is easily treated with preservatives, but the heartwood is resistant. It prefers deep and well-drained soils. The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent.

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Fittings 19 – Silica in Timbers. Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan. Many species closely resemble each other, and identification may be problematic. Actual Dry Kiln Program http: They significantly increased pentobarbitone-induced sleeping time in mice and showed analgesic effect.

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