Color/Appearance: Heartwood is golden to reddish brown. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record, Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window), Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. Mugogoma (Shona) Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. Slow growing. & Timberlake, J. Copyright © 2008-2020 Eric Meier | All Rights Reserved, botanically related to other  true mahoganies. One of the common names is also "pod mahogany", adding to the confusion surrounding the name mahogany. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Pod mahogany (English) Engl. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 43. Color tends to darken with age. Common names Mahogany Bean in English Pod Mahogany in English Rhodesian Mahogany in English Distribution: Eastern Africa to South Africa, Average Dried Weight: 52.1 lbs/ft3 (835 kg/m3), Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .70, .84, Modulus of Rupture: 15,810 lbf/in2 (109.0 MPa), Elastic Modulus: 1,704,000 lbf/in2 (11.75 GPa), Crushing Strength: 9,570 lbf/in2 (66.0 MPa). Common names: pod mahogany, lucky bean tree ( Eng. These quilted Afzelia wood veneer sheets are unique and quite beautiful. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Family: Fabaceae (Caesalpinoideae) Afzelia quanzensis, locally known as mkongo (or mbambakofi and similar variations, such as mbambamgofi), is one of 10 hardwood timber species – including mpingo – that are responsibly managed and traded by the rural communities that … Watch video of wood finish being applied. FYI: I receive a commission on sales generated through links to Amazon, eBay, etc. & Timberlake, J. Shrinkage: Radial: 3.3%, Tangential: 4.8%. It is reported to be pH-balanced and non-corrosive, making it suitable for use with antiques and other delicate objects (though care should be taken to avoid excessive moisture or humidity as some colored heartwood extractives are water-soluble). Reinwardtia 1:64. The tree is threatened by illegal cutting for wood carvings. Fluorescence: A Secret Weapon in Wood Identification, Bow Woods (from a mathematical perspective), Brazilian Rosewood, East Indian, and Other Rosewoods, Genuine Lignum Vitae and Argentine Lignum Vitae, BOOK: WOOD! (1956). & Polhill, R.M. Synonyms: Intsia quanzensis Kuntze ex. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61. A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 90. Afzelia Burl Commercial Name: Afzelia Burl Scientific Name: Afzelia quanzensis Other Names: Doussie, Apa, Aligna, Mkora, Mkola, Chanfuta, Mupapa, Pod mahogany, Hlafuta Geographical Origin: West, Central and East Africa General Characteristics: color is creamy peach … Curtis, B.A. Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa; White, F. (1962). Prain The specific name quanzensis refers to the Cuanza River in Angola, where the tree was first found. Identifying and Using Hundreds of Woods Worldwide, POSTER: Worldwide Woods: Ranked by Hardness. Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Distribution and habitat Natural distribution in eastern and southern Africa in … The wood is often used as the surface material for outdoor velodromes. “Fluorescent woods of the world.” A Guide More Useful Woods of the World (2007): 289. Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Accessed Sep 08 2020. Mugoriondo (Shona) (eds) (2004), Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002), Ihlene (Ndebele) Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 208. Native Introduced Native and Introduced. Pahudia quanzensis (Welw.) & Schmidt, E. (2018). (1961). Afzelia quanzensis Welw. ); peulmahonie (Afr. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Pages 61 - 65. as Afzelia cuanzensis (Includes a picture). Tree Size: 66-82 ft (20-25 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter. Afzelia quanzensis is a member the subfamily Caesalpini-oideae (the Bauhinia subfamily). Research Report No. Distribution: Eastern Africa to South Africa. C oastweek -- Colourful pod of Afzelia quanzensis common to Africa. (eds) (2004). Common Name(s): Chanfuta, pod mahogany. Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) & Schmidt, E. (2018), Mapaura, A. Fruit a large flattened pod, thickly woody, 10-17 cm, splitting to reveal large, shiny black seeds with a bright red aril. (One study* reported that of 13 samples of chanfuta, only five were weakly fluorescent, with the others being non-fluorescent.). Steedman, E.C. Show All Show Tabs pod mahogany General Information; Symbol: AFQU ... or see all the Afzelia thumbnails at the Plants Gallery ©Mark W. Skinner. Pages 17 - 18. The wood also has a mahogany-like appearance, and is sometimes called pod mahogany (or even Rhodesian mahogany)—though it is not botanically related to other  true mahoganies in the Meliaceae family. The wood, known as Chamfute, is hard and durable. A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. Note sur les genres paléotropicaux, Afzelia, Intsia et Pahudia (Leguminosae-Caesalpinae). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3. Leaflets oblong-elliptic, 3-9 cm long, dark green above paler below, leathery; margin entire with a yellow rim. Common name: Pod mahogany Origin: South Africa Description: This beautiful tree from South Africa can't withstand frost, but it is also attractive as a houseplant for its lovely red-black seeds. (2007). The wood also has a pronounced dulling effect on cutters. After the green-red flowers, brown woody pods are formed, each containing about 10 seeds. Images: Drag the slider up/down to toggle between raw and finished wood. Are Rosewoods (and Bubinga) really banned by CITES? 2020. (ed.) Flowers with a single petal, pinkish-red with yellow veining. Kuntze. Sabonet Report no. Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. – pod mahogany : References Expert(s): Expert: Notes: ... the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010) Reference for: Afzelia : Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4) Acquired: 1996 ... Common Name: Scientific Name Drummond, R.B. Setshogo, M.P. Coates Palgrave, K. et al. Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, docks, boatbuilding, exterior millwork and construction, turned objects, inlays, and other small specialty wood items. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Afzelia quanzensis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. Missouri Botanical Garden. (2005). Sprays of pinkish-red flowers appear in early summer, followed by large, woody pods with attractive seeds. Drummond, R.B. Afzelia attenuata Klotzsch. Notes: Heartwood is weakly fluorescent, but not consistently so. (1975). is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Afzelia (family Leguminosae). (Includes a picture). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Mujarakamba (Shona) IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Afzelia quanzensis JSTOR Plant Science: Afzelia quanzensis Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afzelia quanzensis Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Afzelia quanzensis Plants of the World Online: Afzelia quanzensis Tropicos: Afzelia quanzensis Wikipedia: Afzelia quanzensis Reinwardtia 1:64. & Mannheimer, C.A. Tolerates salt-laden winds. Moderately resistant to termites, and variously resistant/susceptible to other insect attacks—though with good resistance to marine borers. Leaves paripinnate with 4-6 pairs of (sub)opposite leaflets. Reference page. Tropicos.org 2020. Kuntze Pahudia quangensis sensu Eyles : Common names: Ihlene (Ndebele) Mugogoma (Shona) Mugoriondo (Shona) Mujarakamba (Shona) Mukamba (Shona) Mungwingwi (Shona) Pod mahogany (English) Umkamba (Ndebele) Synonyms: See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions. Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 209. Vernacular/common names: lucky bean tree, pod mahogany (Eng. Namely, excellent dimensional stability, and excellent rot resistance. ); Mbamba-Kofi, Mkumbakusi (Swahili); afzelia, chamfuti (trade names). Mapaura, A. The seeds are red and black and are used as beads. Chanfuta is also sometimes used in place of muninga (Pterocarpus angolensis) for carvings in places in Africa where the two species are both used commercially. Pahudia attenuata (Klotzsch) Prain. (2004). Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. When I inquired, the log buyer said he had found some a long time ago and none since then. Family: Fabaceae. Pod mahogany (English); mupapa, mpeta (Bemba, Kunda); mpapa, mkolando, mkongomwa, msambamfumu, ngoliondo (Nyanja) The Latin name Afzelia refers to Adam Afzelius, a … Common names. Mungwingwi (Shona) Lookalikes/Substitutes: Chanfuta is very similar to other species of Afzelia. International Plant Names Index. Afrafzelia quanzensis (Welw.) Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked with a uniform medium to coarse texture; naturally lustrous. From Somalia to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. Afzelia quanzensis. Comments: Sometimes sold under the name doussie, afzelia has been compared to both mahogany and teak for its favorable appearance, durability, and stability. (2007), Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. I've only seen this once before but could not manage to buy any of it. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. (1972). Family: - Synonym: - Botanical Pronunciation: - Afzelia africana African mahogany Afzelia bella pretty afzelia Afzelia quanzensis pod mahogany Legal Status. Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern. Pricing/Availability: Rarely exported to North America, chanfuta is sometimes exported to Europe, but is mainly used locally (especially in Mozambique). *Miller, R. B. 37. Afzelia quanzensis - flowering tree.jpg 1,024 × 683; 216 KB. Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3. Janka Hardness: 1,850 lb f … The influence of copper content of the soil on trees and shrubs of Molly South Hill, Mangula Kirkia 6(1) Pages 63 - 84. It is also closely related to merbau (the species is now in the Intsia genus, but was formerly placed in the Afzelia genus). Medium-sized to large deciduous tree. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212. & Polhill, R.M. Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. kofi); Tongan (mupapa); Trade name (mahogany bean,lucky bean tree,chamfuti,afzelia); Zulu (umShamfuthi,iNkehli,umHlavusi) BOTANIC DESCRIPTION Afzelia quanzensis is a deep-rooted, deciduous tree, 4-24 (35 max.) Allergies/Toxicity: Although there are no reports on chanfuta in particular, other species in the Afzelia  genus have been reported to cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritation, as well as sneezing. Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Afzelia quanzensis : Source: Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), 2007 - 2011, database (version 2011) Acquired: 2011 : Notes: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Afzelia petersiana Klotzsch. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information. Photo: Bart WurstenMalilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Photo: Rob BurrettNear Whitewaters, Matobo National Park. Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1933). Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, docks, boatbuilding, exterior millwork and construction, turned objects, inlays, and other small specialty wood items. Other Common Names: Afzelia, Apa, Azza, Beyo, Chanfuta, Chanfuti, Doussie, Mahogany bean, Mbambakofi, Mkehli, Mkola, Mkora, Peulmahonia, Pod mahogany Mukamba (Shona) Umkamba (Ndebele). Afzelia quanzensis Name Synonyms Afrafzelia quanzensis (Welw.) Strugnell, A.M. (2006). Well defined sapwood is a pale yellowish white. SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26. Afrafzelia quanzensis (Welw.) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Dale, I. R. & Greenway, P. J. Afzelia quanzensis - flowering tree (5260223657).jpg 1,026 × 771; 334 KB. FAMILY NAME Afzelia bipindensis, Afzelia pachyloba, Afzelia africana and Afzelia quanzensis of the Family Leguminosae . Kirkia 10(1) Page 243. Kuntze Pahudia attenuata (Klotzsch) Prain Pahudia quanzensis (Welw.) Of course, I begged him to sell some to me but there was nothing available. A handsome tree with a spreading crown. 1976. Afzelia. Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. He called it the rarest of the rare. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Scientific Name: Afzelia quanzensis. Average Dried Weight: 52.1 lbs/ft 3 (835 kg/m 3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC):.70, .84. Afzelia quanzensis. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Botswana, Chobe National Park. (Includes a picture). (1967). These seeds are often used in Africa for necklaces and other jewellery. The Plants Database includes the following 3 species of Afzelia . Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 63 - 65. Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features. (Includes a picture). The timber is most commonly traded under the collective name "doussie", as well as under name "afzelia". Inflorescence leaf-opposed, racemose, 4-7-flowered. Afzelia quanzensis, commonly known as the Pod Mahogany (trading name), shares the characteristics associated with the true South American Mahogany.Strength, stability and durability are usually affiliated with the dominant characteristics of this species. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Pierre, Afzelia attenuata Klotzsch, Afzelia petersiana Klotzsch, Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) Common name; English: ... Media in category "Afzelia quanzensis" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. (This is a monthly update, and your email will be kept private.). (Includes a picture). Prain Homonyms Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Published on the internet. 3. Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Bark greyish-brown, flaking, leaving pale patches. Kuntze, Pahudia quanzensis (Welw.) The record derives from ILDIS (data supplied on 2010-07-14) which reports it as an accepted name (record 695 ). Biegel, H.M. (1977). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. SABONET 14 Page 174. m high, with a huge, spreading crown; straight trunk up to about 1 m in diameter; bark quite smooth, grey-green or creamy-brown to pale grey, Workability: Generally considered somewhat difficult to work on account of its interlocked grain, causing tearout during machining operations. Comments: Sometimes marketed with an alternate spelling “chamfuta”—this Afzelia species shares the same properties that make the other woods in the genus so popular. Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable. Page 19. Pierre. Accessed: 2020 Sep 08. (2005). Prices should be moderate for an imported hardwood. (2002). Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Page 238. Published online. Pierre Afzelia attenuata Klotzsch Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) Golding, J.S. Arrangement: solitary and radial multiples, Parenchyma: vasicentric, lozenge, winged, confluent, and marginal. 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