Guibourtia coleosperma

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Guibourtia coleosperma
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Guibourtia coleosperma timber
Scientific classification
G. coleosperma
Binomial name
Guibourtia coleosperma

Guibourtia coleosperma, aka African rosewood (ambiguous), large false mopane, Rhodesian copalwood, and machibi, is a species of Guibourtia in the family Fabaceae. It is a large evergreen tree (to 20 m tall) found in open woodland and dry forest, almost exclusively on Kalahari Sand in Angola, southern Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[1]

The condensed tannins proguibourtinidins can be found in G. coleosperma.[2] G. coleosperma timber has a noticeable smell of menthol.

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  1. ^ Hyde, M.A.; Wursten, B.T.; Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). "Guibourtia coleosperma". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  2. ^ Steynberg, Jan P.; Ferreira, Daneel; Roux, David G. (1987-01-01). "Synthesis of condensed tannins. Part 18. Stilbenes as potent nucleophiles in regio- and stereo-specific condensations: novel guibourtinidol-stilbenes from Guibourtia coleosperma". Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1. 0 (0). doi:10.1039/P19870001705. ISSN 1364-5463.

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