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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It is unlikely to be threatened by genetic erosion.

Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan. Steam Bending This species can be used for steam bending.

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Planing Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously berlknia. Views Read View source View history. Berlinia grandiflora is sometimes planted as ornamental tree and shade tree in villages, and as a shade tree in coffee plantations. Botanical Description The tree reaches a height of 32 to 43 m.

Cabinet 24 – Empire Timbers. This page was last modified on 26 Marchat Natural Habitat Berlinia grandiflora is found in various forest types like savanna formations, marshy localities, or dense forests. Berlinia grandiflora occurs mostly in gallery forest in savanna areas, up to m altitude.

Lasts 34 – Embassy of Indonesia in Japan. Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Actual Dry Kiln Program http: In bark extracts, the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, triterpenes and glycosides has been demonstrated. Machining Machining of this species is reportedly easy. The rates of shrinkage are rather high, from green to oven dry 5. 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.

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Bark extracts showed anthelmintic activity in rats bwrlinia with Nippostrongylus brasiliensis and against the free-living soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Grain Straight or slightly interlocked, sometimes with an influence on further processing operations.

Frames 16 – Woods of the World. The trunk diameter attains up to cm. Keay, Berlinia confusa Hoyle and Berlinia coriacea Keay. The wood is moderately durable, being moderately resistant to termite attacks, but liable to pinhole and marine borer attacks.

The staining and polishing properties are reportedly variable. Trees often flower at the end of the dry season.

The wood is used for construction in house building, planks, flooring, joinery and food containers. By using our services, you agree to grandifloda use of cookies. Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods.

Sanding Easy to perform; it gives good results. Internal Growth Stresses No residual growth stresses are found. It air dries rather slowly but well, with occasionally slight distortion.

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Resistance To Impregnation Difficult to treat with only a low penetration of the preservative products. Cookies help us deliver our services. Moderately durable to decay.


Sawing It is easy to saw. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. They induced a dose-dependent contraction of isolated guinea-pig ileum. Turning 30 – Embassy of Honduras in Japan. It prefers deep and well-drained soils. Berlinia grandiflora is widespread and moderately common locally. It is not suited for uses with risks of permanent or long-lasting humidification.

Very little is known about its growth and development, propagation and planting and proper management measures. Rays 1 to 2 seriate. Navigation menu Personal hrandiflora Log in Request account. Color The gdandiflora is whitish to pinkish, it has a thickness of 10 to 15 cm. Berlinia grandiflora will remain of local importance for its wood and medicine. Response To Hand Tools No particular problems. Fittings 19 – Silica in Timbers. Part I-Tropical American Species. The heartwood is pinkish brown to reddish brown with purplish streaks, and distinctly demarcated from the pinkish white, wide sapwood.

Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Westia grandiflora Vahl; Berlinia heudelotiana Baill.