Research Report No. From Somalia to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Afzelia quanzensis Name Synonyms Afrafzelia quanzensis (Welw.) 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. Copyright © 2008-2020 Eric Meier | All Rights Reserved, botanically related to other  true mahoganies. Janka Hardness: 1,850 lb f … (1972). Common Name(s): Chanfuta, pod mahogany. Mugogoma (Shona) Drummond, R.B. Watch video of wood finish being applied. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. (2005). Flowers with a single petal, pinkish-red with yellow veining. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features. Notes: Heartwood is weakly fluorescent, but not consistently so. Tree Size: 66-82 ft (20-25 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter. 37. (1967). Kuntze Pahudia attenuata (Klotzsch) Prain Pahudia quanzensis (Welw.) & Timberlake, J. Afzelia quanzensis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. Tolerates salt-laden winds. Pahudia attenuata (Klotzsch) Prain. Afzelia quanzensis. Identifying and Using Hundreds of Woods Worldwide, POSTER: Worldwide Woods: Ranked by Hardness. These quilted Afzelia wood veneer sheets are unique and quite beautiful. Show All Show Tabs pod mahogany General Information; Symbol: AFQU ... or see all the Afzelia thumbnails at the Plants Gallery ©Mark W. Skinner. Namely, excellent dimensional stability, and excellent rot resistance. & Polhill, R.M. When I inquired, the log buyer said he had found some a long time ago and none since then. *Miller, R. B. Mujarakamba (Shona) Color tends to darken with age. C oastweek -- Colourful pod of Afzelia quanzensis common to Africa. (2007), Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. (2004). (1961). 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. Distribution: Eastern Africa to South Africa. Afzelia. Afzelia quanzensis - flowering tree (5260223657).jpg 1,026 × 771; 334 KB. 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! 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. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Workability: Generally considered somewhat difficult to work on account of its interlocked grain, causing tearout during machining operations. & Timberlake, J. Afzelia quanzensis. The wood is often used as the surface material for outdoor velodromes. Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Distribution and habitat Natural distribution in eastern and southern Africa in … Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 63 - 65. Inflorescence leaf-opposed, racemose, 4-7-flowered. (2007). National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. 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. Afrafzelia quanzensis (Welw.) Botswana, Chobe National Park. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 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.) ); Mbamba-Kofi, Mkumbakusi (Swahili); afzelia, chamfuti (trade names). Family: - Synonym: - Botanical Pronunciation: - Jacobsen, W.B.G. Shrinkage: Radial: 3.3%, Tangential: 4.8%. Photo: Bart WurstenMalilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Photo: Rob BurrettNear Whitewaters, Matobo National Park. 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 … Scientific Name: Afzelia quanzensis. Dale, I. R. & Greenway, P. J. Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. (eds) (2004). Pod mahogany (English) It is also closely related to merbau (the species is now in the Intsia genus, but was formerly placed in the Afzelia genus). Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Steedman, E.C. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Reinwardtia 1:64. Pod mahogany (English); mupapa, mpeta (Bemba, Kunda); mpapa, mkolando, mkongomwa, msambamfumu, ngoliondo (Nyanja) The Latin name Afzelia refers to Adam Afzelius, a … & 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. Color/Appearance: Heartwood is golden to reddish brown. Common names Mahogany Bean in English Pod Mahogany in English Rhodesian Mahogany in English Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). The wood also has a pronounced dulling effect on cutters. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212. Common name; English: ... Media in category "Afzelia quanzensis" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. Page 238. Page 19. Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Curtis, B.A. A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 90. is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Afzelia (family Leguminosae). 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 Pages 61 - 65. as Afzelia cuanzensis (Includes a picture). Average Dried Weight: 52.1 lbs/ft 3 (835 kg/m 3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC):.70, .84. I've only seen this once before but could not manage to buy any of it. Prices should be moderate for an imported hardwood. Afzelia quanzensis is a member the subfamily Caesalpini-oideae (the Bauhinia subfamily). (1975). Umkamba (Ndebele). 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. Pierre. Pricing/Availability: Rarely exported to North America, chanfuta is sometimes exported to Europe, but is mainly used locally (especially in Mozambique). The record derives from ILDIS (data supplied on 2010-07-14) which reports it as an accepted name (record 695 ). Moderately resistant to termites, and variously resistant/susceptible to other insect attacks—though with good resistance to marine borers. (ed.) Pages 17 - 18. Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3. (Includes a picture). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. ); iNkehli (Zulu); Mambakofi (Swahili) SA Tree No: 207 Pahudia quanzensis (Welw.) Afrafzelia quanzensis (Welw.) A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. International Plant Names Index. These seeds are often used in Africa for necklaces and other jewellery. 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. Synonyms: See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions. Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 209. Afzelia quanzensis : Source: Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), 2007 - 2011, database (version 2011) Acquired: 2011 : Notes: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. & Mannheimer, C.A. Engl. Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. Leaves paripinnate with 4-6 pairs of (sub)opposite leaflets. The specific name quanzensis refers to the Cuanza River in Angola, where the tree was first found. Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, docks, boatbuilding, exterior millwork and construction, turned objects, inlays, and other small specialty wood items. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia. – 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 Of course, I begged him to sell some to me but there was nothing available. Mugoriondo (Shona) Golding, J.S. (One study* reported that of 13 samples of chanfuta, only five were weakly fluorescent, with the others being non-fluorescent.). & Schmidt, E. (2018). Kirkia 10(1) Page 243. Common names. Images: Drag the slider up/down to toggle between raw and finished wood. The timber is most commonly traded under the collective name "doussie", as well as under name "afzelia". Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Sprays of pinkish-red flowers appear in early summer, followed by large, woody pods with attractive seeds. Note sur les genres paléotropicaux, Afzelia, Intsia et Pahudia (Leguminosae-Caesalpinae). 2020. Reinwardtia 1:64. 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 … Afzelia petersiana Klotzsch. ); peulmahonie (Afr. (Includes a picture). Coates Palgrave, K. et al. Native Introduced Native and Introduced. Sabonet Report no. Prain Slow growing. The influence of copper content of the soil on trees and shrubs of Molly South Hill, Mangula Kirkia 6(1) Pages 63 - 84. FYI: I receive a commission on sales generated through links to Amazon, eBay, etc. Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable. Mukamba (Shona) Pierre Afzelia attenuata Klotzsch Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) Missouri Botanical Garden. Medium-sized to large deciduous tree. Afzelia quanzensis - flowering tree.jpg 1,024 × 683; 216 KB. A handsome tree with a spreading crown. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 43. SABONET 14 Page 174. FAMILY NAME Afzelia bipindensis, Afzelia pachyloba, Afzelia africana and Afzelia quanzensis of the Family Leguminosae . Biegel, H.M. (1977). (Includes a picture). Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Tropicos.org 2020. Comments: Sometimes sold under the name doussie, afzelia has been compared to both mahogany and teak for its favorable appearance, durability, and stability. 1976. appears in other Kew resources: IPNI - The International Plant Names Index ... (1969). Vernacular/common names: lucky bean tree, pod mahogany (Eng. Mungwingwi (Shona) (This is a monthly update, and your email will be kept private.). Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. (Includes a picture). Leaflets oblong-elliptic, 3-9 cm long, dark green above paler below, leathery; margin entire with a yellow rim. One of the common names is also "pod mahogany", adding to the confusion surrounding the name mahogany. After the green-red flowers, brown woody pods are formed, each containing about 10 seeds. (eds) (2004), Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002), Ihlene (Ndebele) Bark greyish-brown, flaking, leaving pale patches. (1956). Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Drummond, R.B. Afzelia africana African mahogany Afzelia bella pretty afzelia Afzelia quanzensis pod mahogany Legal Status. Family: Fabaceae. Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pierre, Afzelia attenuata Klotzsch, Afzelia petersiana Klotzsch, Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) (2005). Accessed: 2020 Sep 08. Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, docks, boatbuilding, exterior millwork and construction, turned objects, inlays, and other small specialty wood items. Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. Setshogo, M.P. Lookalikes/Substitutes: Chanfuta is very similar to other species of Afzelia. Well defined sapwood is a pale yellowish white. 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, 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. 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. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information. Prain Homonyms Afzelia quanzensis Welw. (2002). Other Common Names: Afzelia, Apa, Azza, Beyo, Chanfuta, Chanfuti, Doussie, Mahogany bean, Mbambakofi, Mkehli, Mkola, Mkora, Peulmahonia, Pod mahogany 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 tree is threatened by illegal cutting for wood carvings. Published online. The seeds are red and black and are used as beads. Synonyms: Intsia quanzensis Kuntze ex. 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). Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern. Kuntze. Stipules present. A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. The Plants Database includes the following 3 species of Afzelia . 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). Afzelia attenuata Klotzsch. Accessed Sep 08 2020. The wood, known as Chamfute, is hard and durable. He called it the rarest of the rare. & Polhill, R.M. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. Afzelia quanzensis Welw. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61. Arrangement: solitary and radial multiples, Parenchyma: vasicentric, lozenge, winged, confluent, and marginal. “Fluorescent woods of the world.” A Guide More Useful Woods of the World (2007): 289. Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa; White, F. (1962). 3. A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kuntze Pahudia quangensis sensu Eyles : Common names: Ihlene (Ndebele) Mugogoma (Shona) Mugoriondo (Shona) Mujarakamba (Shona) Mukamba (Shona) Mungwingwi (Shona) Pod mahogany (English) Umkamba (Ndebele) Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) Common names: pod mahogany, lucky bean tree ( Eng. Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3. Mapaura, A. Synonyms: Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) Published on the internet. Strugnell, A.M. (2006). Reference page. Kuntze, Pahudia quanzensis (Welw.) Are Rosewoods (and Bubinga) really banned by CITES? Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked with a uniform medium to coarse texture; naturally lustrous. (1933). I. R. & Greenway, P. J by Hardness thumbnail map or name for profiles. Refers to the Cuanza River in Angola, where the tree is threatened by illegal for. After the green-red flowers, brown woody pods are formed, each about!, Matobo National Park and Bubinga ) really banned by CITES in other Kew Resources: IPNI the! 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