This species has been listed as ‘Vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List because of the large scale destruction of wet evergreen forest throughout its range; the. Descriptions and articles about the Azobe, scientifically known as Lophira alata in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Distribution;. Summary. Found in Western tropical Africa, Niam Tree or Lophira alata is an extremely large tree growing usually about m tall. It has a long, narrow crown.

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Some foresters recommend planting at high density or the establishment of mixed plantations in order to increase the establishment rate and delay branching. The heartwood is very resistant to termite attack, but attacks by Macrotermes spp. Lophira alata sheds all its leaves during a short period of one to two weeks, usually in December, and the re-growth of bright red young leaves, often simultaneously on all L.

Evergreen moist rain-forest at elevations of – 1, metres[ ].

Which species are on the road to recovery? Its hardness is not affected by acids. Rodents of Unusual Size. Flowers bisexual, nearly regular, 5-merous, strongly scented; pedicel up to 2.

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Trees of Lophira alata are felled at any laata of the year as long as forest tracks are passable. Measurements of regeneration in dense forest have shown that seedlings could be abundant, but that the vast majority of them alaga less than 50 cm tall, while very few plants reached a bole diameter of 10—15 cm, except where they were favoured by natural or man-made forest openings.

Lophira alata is characteristic of dense humid evergreen forest at low altitudes, but it is occasionally found up to m altitude, e. The species is now partially protected in a number of conservation areas, but this is insufficient to ascertain that regeneration in exploited areas will be adequate to meet future demands.


Stem cuttings are also possible[ ]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Fruit a conical nut 2.

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Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. For more information about QR Codes click here. It alaat also germinate in the undergrowth, but full sunlight is needed for subsequent growth of the seedling.

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. The bark is typically red-brown in colour, up to two centimetres thick, and has a bright yellow layer underneath. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. It occurs in the savanna areas north of lopnira area of distribution of Lophira alataand in areas where they occur side by side it is possible that the two species are utilized interchangeably.

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Lophira alata is usually propagated by seed. The flowers of the azobe are white, fairly large, strong-smelling, and grouped in loose, branched, terminal inflorescences.

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Deciduous, large to very large tree up to 60 m alaha bole branchless for up to 30 m, cylindrical and usually very straight but sometimes slightly wavy, up to — cm in diameter, base sometimes slightly thickened or with slightly swollen main roots; superficial, spreading roots sometimes visible for several meters; bark surface scaly, rusty brown to orange-brown, peeling in numerous, long and narrow vertical strips, inner bark up to 2 cm thick, brown-red, with a characteristic, thin, sulphur-yellow layer on the lopgira between the living and dead bark layers; crown hemispherical, with large, upright branches; twigs glabrous.

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Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Planting out in swampy localities has failed because the taproot died quickly. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Plants are sensitive to drought[ ].

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The species is also used locally in traditional medicine, for lophirz backache, toothache, respiratory and stomach problems, and as a treatment for yellow fever.

Lophira lanceolata Van Tiegh. The wood of Lophira lanceolatawhich is pinkish with a red heart, is available in much smaller dimensions, but may have similar uses, especially for mine props, railway sleepers and mortars, as fuelwood and for charcoal production.

See Terms of Use for details. Lophura of them was identified as lophirachalcone. The leaves of Lophira alata afforded two new biflavonoidslophirone L 1 and lophirone M 2and the known luteolin and lithospermoside. The leaves of L. The timber is extremely hard and used for railroad tiesgroynes and bridge planking.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. Young trees under four metres in height have greenish-grey bark, which becomes pink or light brown as alwta tree matures. The other, named alatachalconewas new, and the structure was determined by spectral properties. It is estimated that is takes years for a tree to reach a girth of 2.

The bark is credited with analgesic and sedative properties and is used to treat convulsions, epilepsy, eye problems and yaws. Retrieved from ” https: Lophira africana Banks ex G. Which species are on the road to recovery?

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