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Khaya Senegalensis

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Description

Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa.

Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa. Common names include African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge.

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Description

 

Common Name Swietenia senegalensis, African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, dialed, and Bois rouge
Maximum Reachable Height 9 m
Flower Colour cream then pink
Bloom Time July august
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting And Care

more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad.

Flowers normally have parts in fours.

Sepals are pale green, petals and staminal tubes are cream-colored, the latter pinkish below.

The fruit is normally 4-valved, 4-6 cm in diameter.

Khaya Senegalensis Care

African Mahogany is a majestic, tall tree, native to Africa. It is a tree with shining leaves, up to 100 ft tall, with a wide dense crown and thick trunk. Leaves are compound, with leaflets usually drying pale glaucous green, 3-4 pairs, oblong or oblong-elliptic, more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad. Flowers normally have parts in fours

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 29 – 38c
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Khaya Senegalensis Special Feature

Khaya senegalensis is a deciduous evergreen tree

Khaya Senegalensis Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Khaya senegalensis (Desr
  • ) is a medicinal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases in Nigeria and other West Africa countries
  • It belongs to the family Meliaceae (mahogany family)
  • The Nupes of Niger state of Nigeria especially value the tree for its medicinal uses

Culinary Use:

  • leaves

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