Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Mepepe (Albizia zygia) page. English West African albizia (Savill & Fox); West African walnut (Unwin); ‘Senegal rosewood’ (mis-applied – this properly refers to Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.). Familia: Fabaceae Subfamilia: Mimosoideae Tribus: Ingeae Genus: Albizia Species: Albizia zygia. Name[edit]. Albizia zygia (DC.)

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The sapwood is white or white-yellow, it has a thickness of 5 cm.

MEPEPE (Albizia zygia)

Click on “show more” to view them. It is used for indoor construction, light flooring, furniture, canoes, implements e.

Flowers bisexual, regular, 5-merous, reddish white, sessile, subtended by up to 3 mm long bracteoles; calyx 2—4 mm long, with long tube toothed at apex, pubescent outside; corolla 6—9 — In traditional medicine, bark sap is instilled in the eyes to treat ophthalmia. Lasts 34 – Embassy of Indonesia in Japan. Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas. Medium-sized deciduous tree up to 30 m tall; bole branchless for up to 15 m, straight and cylindrical, up to 80 — cm in diameter, without buttresses or with small, thick buttresses; bark pinkish or greenish grey, smooth or shallowly albizi, inner bark fibrous, yellowish to orange-brown, with darker stripes and brownish gum; crown dome-shaped, with spreading branches; young branches pubescent, but usually soon glabrescent.


The heartwood is golden-yellow or light-brown, sometimes with a greenish tinge, it is clearly demarcated. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.

West African Plants

However, harvesting the bark for medicine and for the gum albizja locally reduce population sizes albjzia the tree. Albizia comprises about species and occurs throughout the tropics. It has good prospects as an auxiliary tree in agroforestry systems, improving the soil with its nitrogen-fixing root nodules, providing mulch with its leaf litter, reducing erosion with its large rooting system, and protecting crops from too much sun.

Moulding Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. Sliced Veneer Not suitable for veneering.

Albizia zygia wood in radial section. Furniture, Common 23 – Handbook of Hardwoods. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Retrieved from ” https: Boards 13 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods.

It is considered useful for soil improvement. There are book citations related to Albizia zygia DC.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Albizia zygia (DC.)

Adenanthera falcataria, Albizia falcataria, Paraserianthes falcataria is considered an invasive species in Hawaii and on many other Pacific Islands. Ghana Journal of Forestry 7: Polishing Can be polished without alnizia preparation. They are also conveyed by timber trucks. General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Planted trees can be managed by coppicing and pollarding.


It is also suitable for joinery, interior trim, ship and boat building, vehicle bodies, toys and novelties, turnery, boxes, crates, matches, hardboard and particle board. A field guide to the trees and shrubs of the Imatong Mountains, southern Sudan. It dries slowly, but generally with little degrade.

Albizia zygia Images – Useful Tropical Plants

The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

The grain is straight or interlocked, texture fine to coarse. Assessment of Albizia zygia gum as binding agent in tablet formulations. Cookies help us deliver our services. Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany.