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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Botanical Description The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m. The wood is moderately durable, being moderately resistant to termite attacks, but liable to pinhole and marine borer attacks. They significantly increased pentobarbitone-induced sleeping time in mice and showed analgesic effect. Internal Growth Stresses No residual growth stresses are found. Part I-Tropical American Species. The heartwood is pink brown to dark red brown with dark brown or purple streaks, it is clearly demarcated.

Bark sap is applied to sores and wounds, and bark decoctions are administered to treat haemorrhoids and liver complaints, and as a vermifuge. Steam Bending This species can be used for steam bending. The sapwood is whitish to pinkish, it has a thickness of 10 to 15 cm. The wood is odourless and tasteless when dry. Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas. Berlinia grandiflora belongs to section Berliniacharacterized by petals that are very unequal in length and by small bracts.


The nailing and screwing properties are satisfactory, as well as gluing and bending characteristics. It is suitable for interior trim, ship building, vehicle bodies, furniture, cabinet making, railway sleepers, stakes, draining boards, turnery, veneer and plywood.

Berlinia grandiflora will remain of local importance for its wood and medicine. Joists 12 – Tropical timbers of the world. Fittings 19 – Silica in Timbers. Moderately resistant to termites attack. Bark extracts showed anthelmintic activity in rats infected with Nippostrongylus brasiliensis and against the free-living soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. This page was last modified on 26 Marchat Turning 30 – Embassy of Honduras in Japan.

Berlinia grandiflora Vahl Hutch.

Rays 1 to 2 seriate. Berlinia grandiflora occurs mostly in gallery forest in savanna areas, up to m altitude. Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Axial parenchyma thick lozenge-aliform. Gluing Glues well if basic gluing technical rules are followed.

Moulding Moderately easy; tools must be granviflora sharpened. Lasts 34 – Embassy of Indonesia in Japan. Betulinic acid was identified as active component. Berlinia grandiflora is widespread and moderately common locally. Berlinia grandiflora is found in various forest types like savanna formations, marshy localities, or dense forests.

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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. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands.


Furniture Cabinets 21 – Tropical timbers of the world. Grain Straight or slightly interlocked, sometimes with an influence on further processing operations.

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Keay, Berlinia confusa Hoyle and Berlinia coriacea Keay. The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m. Sawing It is easy to saw. It prefers deep and well-drained soils. Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods.

Vessels per mm2 less than 6 rare.

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The bole is often clear and fairly straight, cylindrical and free of buttresses. Leaf decoctions are taken as a tonic. Views Read View source View history. It can also be found in edges of semi-deciduous forest patches in savanna grxndiflora.

Planing Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. The trunk diameter attains up to cm. Beams 11 – Prospect: The wood works and saws moderately well, but occasionally rapid blunting of saw teeth and cutting edges may occur. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Resistance To Impregnation Difficult to treat with only a low penetration of the preservative products.

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