|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
|Temperature||29 – 38c|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Khaya Senegalensis Special Feature
Khaya senegalensis is a deciduous evergreen tree
Khaya Senegalensis Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- 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