Dalbergia melanoxylon: Valuable wood from a neglected tree

TitleDalbergia melanoxylon: Valuable wood from a neglected tree
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsNshubemuki, L
JournalNFT Highlights (NFTA 93-05): A quick guide to nitrogen fixing trees from around the world
Date PublishedSeptember 1993

Dalbergia melanoxylon produces one of the finest timbers in the world. Known in Tanzania as African ironwood, African ebony, mpingo, poyi or mugembe, round logs of this species fetch up to US$18,000/cubic meter. Yet the trees are seldom planted and little is known about their silviculture.

Short TitleDalbergia melanoxylon

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