Androstachys johnsonii Prain [family EUPHORBIACEAE], in Bull. Misc. Inform., Kew (); – (). —Hutchinson in F.T.A. 6, 1: Androstachys johnsonii is a tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres and 60 – 90cm in. Androstachys johnsonii Prain. Higher Classification. Dicotyledons. Family. PICRODENDRACEAE. Synonyms. Androstachys subpeltatis (Sim) Phillips, Weihea.

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Natural Durability Very durable to decay; without preservative treatment. There are book citations related to Androstachys johnsonii Prain.

Lebombo ironwood Scientific classification Kingdom: The genus Androstachys Prain in Madagascar. Scale Models 83 – Algunas caracteristicas fisicomecanicas de la madera de tres especies de la cordillera NeoVolcanica. There are 1 study abstracts related to Androstachys johnsonii Prain. Color The sapwood is yellowish white. Their dimensions are 6. Androstachys johnsonii Androstachys johnsonii x – 17k – jpg www. Resistance To Impregnation Nearly impossible to treat with a too much low penetration of the preservative substances.

Androstachys johnsonii is locally common and may even form dense thickets.

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Androstachys johnsonii

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 95 1: Herkunft x – 7k – gif www. Citation in scholarly articles. The wood of these species is reportedly also hard and durable, and occasionally used jonnsonii construction. Weghting down of stacks during air drying is recommended as this will reduce the tendency of the timber to warp and johnssonii.

Coastal forests of Kenya and Tanzania. It is suitable for johnspnii bodies, sporting goods, toys, novelties, agricultural implements, musical instruments, precision equipment, carvings, pattern making and draining boards.

Livestock browses on the leaves. Its timber is of economical interest. There are 5 Wikipedia citations related to Androstachys johnsonii Prain. Moulding Easy; no particular problems. However, in it was one of the most exploited timber species in Mozambique. Leaves decussately opposite, simple and entire; stipules initially fused into a sheath up to 3.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Luster This species is low in luster. Grain Straight; grain has no particular influence on drying, machining and androstachyd qualities. Blunting Effect Slight blunting effect; ordinary tools can be used for sawing and machining.

Androstachys johnsonii – Useful Tropical Plants

Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or less very small. Botanical Description The tree reaches a height johnsoii 30 m, with diameters from 50 to 80 cm.


Androstachys johnsoniithe Lebombo ironwoodis a medium-sized Afrotropical tree species, and the sole member of the genus Androstachys in the Picrodendraceae. The wood is fairly easy to saw and work in spite of its hardness.

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Parquet 15 – Empire Timbers. Androstachys johnsonii Androstachys johnsonii x – 7k – jpg www. There are 65 citation in scholarly articles related to Androstachys johnsonii Prain. Androstcahys sapwood is yellowish white. The tree reaches a height of 30 m, with diameters from 50 to 80 cm. General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. In south-eastern mainland Africa, trees flower in October—November and ripe fruits can be found in November to March.

Flowering time is October—November. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: It is easy to glue and is considered excellent for turnery.