Terminalia ivorensis

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Terminalia ivorensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Terminalia
Species: T. ivorensis
Binomial name
Terminalia ivorensis
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Terminalia ivorensis (also called Ivory Coast almond,[1] idigbo, black afara, framire, emeri and various other names) is a species of tree in the family Combretaceae. It is found in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The wood, used as lumber, has a density of about 560 kg per cubic metre.[2] The wood is a pale yellow-brown in colour, seasons well with little movement in service, but is generally of low strength. The durable heartwood is used in joinery and high-class furniture.[3]

In Ecuador its pathogen Rostraureum tropicale causes basal stem cankers on introduced trees.


  1. ^ "Terminalia ivorensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Idigbo. Niche Timbers. Accessed 20-08-2009.
  3. ^ Lincoln, William A (1986). World Woods in Colour. Hertford UK: Stobard Davies Ltd. ISBN 0-85442-028-2.