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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The heartwood is chestnut brown to chocolate brown or dark violet-brown, slightly darkening on exposure, and rather poorly lolhira from the paler, about 3 —5 cm thick sapwood.

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In an initiation-promotion experiment on mouse skin, alatachalcone 16 nmol significantly inhibited tumor promotion caused by O-tetradecanoylphorbolacetate TPA, 1. In the Central African Republic, trees with a bole diameter of 15 cm have been found flowering, but only trees with a bole diameter of more than 50 cm flower annually. Lophira lophirz Van Tiegh. Lophira alata Banks ex P. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

An average harvestable tree yields 8— 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. It can also germinate in the undergrowth, but full sunlight is needed for subsequent growth of the seedling.

Chalcone tetramers, lophirachalcone and alatachalcone, from Lophira alata as possible anti-tumor promoters. Which species are on the road to recovery?

The bark is credited with analgesic and sedative properties and is used to treat convulsions, epilepsy, eye problems and yaws. Evergreen moist rain-forest at elevations of – 1, metres[ ]. lopyira

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An extract of the leaves has shown activity against the vector of schistosomiasis. The seed oil of Lophira alata has not been studied as extensively as the oil of Lophira lanceolatabut is probably fairly similar and suitable for similar purposes. The flowers of L. Which species are on the road to recovery? Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.


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In Liberia and Congo the leaves are used in the treatment of leprosy, and in Liberia the seeds are sometimes used similarly. It is resistant to acids and has good weathering properties. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

Deciduous, large to very large tree up to 60 m tall; bole branchless for up xlata 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 outside between the living and dead bark layers; crown lophirw, with large, upright branches; twigs glabrous.

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Fruit a conical nut 2. Its intolerance of drought excludes it from dry climates, except in low-lying sites where sufficient water is available.

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The species is also used locally in traditional medicine, for treating backache, toothache, respiratory and stomach problems, and as a treatment for yellow fever. For more information about QR Codes alatz here.

Lophira is restricted to tropical Africa and comprises 2 species with an ecologically distinct distribution: It may well have led to negative genetic selection, as the only seed trees remaining were the most poorly formed ones.

The distribution of bole diameters over size classes forms a bell-shaped liphira, indicating that the recruitment of young trees is not assured under the cover wlata adult trees.

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This indicates that sexual maturity and reproductive efficiency are reached late. Roots should be pruned frequently by shifting the containers to avoid that the taproot anchors itself in the soil and to stimulate the growth of lateral roots; this increases the transplantation success rate.

Author Banks ex C. Deciduous A plant that sheds its leaves at the end of the growing season.

Found in wet evergreen forest, moist deciduous forest, freshwater swamp forest and gallery forestazobe is a pioneer species, able to alatx open and disturbed areas, such as loohira edges, clearings, the sides of roads and rivers, and even savannas and abandoned cultivated areas 1 2 7. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Twigs are used as toothbrush. It is normally processed by sawing, and is not suitable for peeling or slicing for veneer.

Plants are sensitive to drought[ ]. One of them was identified as lophirachalcone.

The leaves can be used in mulch to help control lophura, and an edible and odourless oil from the seeds is used as a food and to make ointments and soaps 2 7 8. Germination can be fairly rapid taking 9—16 days, lophirz can also take longer, 18—30 days for normal, mono-embryonic seeds, and about 45 days for poly-embryonic seeds, which are fairly common in Lophira alata. When interplanting in food crops, both the use of small seedlings, which farmers tend to lophia while weeding, and large seedlings more than 1 m tallwhich do not strike well and are sensitive to wind, should be avoided.

Once dry, the wood is very unstable in service. When mature trees reach and dominate the forest canopy, they regain good growth rates. The other, named alatachalconewas new, and the structure was determined by spectral properties. Flowering coincides with the appearance of new leaves.