Moabi wood is used for joinery and carpentry in exterior applications, e.g. for doors, windows, garden furniture and marine construction. Its uniform reddish. The moabi (Baillonella toxisperma) has a low population density (about 1 per 10 ha). It only reaches sexual maturity at 90– years, and regeneration occurs. Summary. African Pearwood (Baillonella toxisperma), otherwise known as False Shea Butternut, is a large, tropical tree that can reach up to 60 m high with a.

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Baillonella toxisperma African Pearwood, False Shea Butternut PFAF Plant Database

Moabi wood is used for joinery and carpentry in exterior applications, e. Response To Hand Tools Working with hand tools is difficult. Retrieved from ” https: The residue after extracting the oil is toxic. Flowers in dense fascicles at the ends of branches, bisexual, regular; pedicel 2—3 cm long, pubescent; calyx with 2 whorls of 4 lobes c.

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Stellite-tipped sawteeth are needed. Shade is required for germination, and seeds germinate in abundance under or close to mother trees. The shrinkage rates are moderate, from green to oven dry 5. It prefers moist soil. According to the IUCN classification, moabi is vulnerable because of overexploitation and habitat degradation.

At present, the only management measure for natural forest is the maintenance of a minimum diameter limit for exploitation, i. Butt swelling is reported in older trees. Baillonella toxisperma Aluka – Baillonella toxisperma The silver figure is fine hardly visible.


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Sustainable production of moabi in natural forest is therefore not possible. If you are able to help please contact: The low growth rate and often poor natural regeneration make it even more liable to genetic erosion or even extinction in forest liable to timber exploitation.

At the northern limits of the primary Congolean rain forest in Cameroon large moabi trees are abundant, but regeneration is absent. Roberty and douka Tieghemella africana Pierre. Baillonella toxisperma wood in radial section.

The oil is used domestically or sold. It is used for many purposes including high class cabinetwork, joinery and carpentry in both interior and exterior applications, marine construction, flooring, turnery, railway sleepers, decorative uses and veneer[]. The fruit pulp is eaten fresh although it contains latex[].

Veneer, turned objects, fine furniture, cabinetry, and small specialty items. In Cameroon fruit collection starts in July or August.

It needs powerful tools for processing. Commercial bailkonella of moabi started in the mid s. Retrieved 13 January In the nursery the lower half of the seed is buried, with the scar pointing downwards.

Marine borer resistance of some African timbers. When the tree bole has attained 1 metre in diameter and the crowns have reached or passed the forest canopy, diameter growth is up to 9. The oil is applied as a pomade to the hair and used in soap manufacture, and it is applied externally to treat rheumatic pains. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly bakllonella the pfaf.


Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas. Moabi can be found on all soil types except on marshy soil. Bark decoctions are used to treat kidney problems, toothache, rachitis, vaginal infections and affections of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Mortising Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.

MOABI (Baillonella toxisperma)

There are 3 study abstracts related baillonellw Baillonella toxisperma Pierre. Citation in scholarly articles. Prices will vary greatly depending on where in the world you are located.

After steaming for 48—60 hours, rotary peeling and slicing give veneer and plywood of satisfactory quality. Seeds germinate in abundance under or close to mother trees – whilst it is not necessary for the seeds to pass through the intestines for germination, it does accelerate germination slightly[ ]. African Pearwood, False Shea Butternut. Severe blunting effect; stellited blades for sawing and baillonepla tools for machining are recommended.