Notes On Mvule ( Chlorophora Excelsa)

No Thumbnail Available
Date
1948
Authors
.James T. T
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
Mvule, or to use another common vernacular name, Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa) sometimes sold as AfriCan or Nigerian teak, but not to be confused with real teak (Teetona grandis), is a large deciduous tree, whose trunk sometimes has small buttresses to a height of about two feet. It attains a height' up to 160 ft. with a straight cyfindrical bole 50-SO ft. long and 20-30 ft. in circumference or up to 9 ft. in diameter, diameters of 3-5 ft. being commonest. The crown is large, composed of a few stout widely spreading branches; the bark is thick, ash-grey or brown to almost black, scaling in small reticulate patches towards the base of the trunk.
Description
Keywords
Citation
East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XIII (4), p. 210-213