Learn about the main tropical timber species

A selection of African species from the CIRAD's Tropix database.

ABURA

ABURA

Fleroya ledermannii Y.F. Deng, Fleroya rubrostipulata Y.F. Deng, Fleroya stipulosa Y.F. Deng

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ACAJOU D'AFRIQUE

ACAJOU D'AFRIQUE

Khaya grandifoliola, Khaya ivorensis, Khaya anthotheca

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AFRORMOSIA

AFRORMOSIA

Pericopsis elata

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AIELE

AIELE

Canarium schweinfurthii

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ALEP

ALEP

Desbordesia insignis

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ANDOUNG

ANDOUNG

Monopetalanthus spp.

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ANGUEUK

ANGUEUK

Ongokea gore

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ANIEGRE

ANIEGRE

Aningeria altissima, Aningeria robusta, Aningeria superba, Gambeyobotrys gigantea

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AWOURA

AWOURA

Julbernardia pellegriniana

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AYOUS

AYOUS

Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum

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Azobé

Azobé

Lophira alata
Lophira procera (synonymous)

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BETE

BETE

Mansonia altissima

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BILINGA

BILINGA

Nauclea diderrichii, Nauclea gilletii

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BODIOA

BODIOA

Anopyxis klaineana

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BOSSE

BOSSE

Bossé is an exotic species native from West and Central Africa adapted to many uses. It is a pinkish brown wood. Its durability makes it a choice material for exterior joinery.

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BUBINGA

BUBINGA

Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii

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CONGOTALI

CONGOTALI

Letestua durissima

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DIBETOU

DIBETOU

Lovoa trichilioides

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DOUSSIE

DOUSSIE

Afzelia africana, Afzelia bipindensis, Afzelia bella, Afzelia pachyloba

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EKABA

EKABA

Tetraberlinia bifoliolata, Berlinia bifoliolata (synonymous), Tetraberlinia tubmaniana

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ESSIA

ESSIA

Petersianthus macrocarpus, Combretodendron macrocarpum (synonymous)

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EVEUSS

EVEUSS

Klainedoxa gabonensis

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EYONG

EYONG

Eribroma oblonga

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EYOUM

EYOUM

Dialium bipidense, Dialium dinklagei, Dialium aubrevillei, Dialium pachyphyllum

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FARO

FARO

Daniellia klainei, Daniellia ogea, Daniellia oliveri, Daniellia soyauxii, Daniellia thurifera

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FRAMIRE

FRAMIRE

Terminalia ivorensis

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FUMA

FUMA

Ceiba pentandra

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GOMBE

GOMBE

Didelotia africana, Didelotia idae, Didelotia letouzeyi, Didelotia brevipaniculata

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HEVEA

HEVEA

Hevea spp.

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IATANDZA

IATANDZA

Albizia ferruginea, Albizia angolensis (synonymous)

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IGAGANGA

IGAGANGA

Dacryodes igaganga

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ILOMBA

ILOMBA

Pycnanthus angolensis

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KOSIPO

KOSIPO

Entandrophragma candollei

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KOTIBE

KOTIBE

Nesogordonia fouassieri, Nesogordonia papaverifera

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KOTO

KOTO

Pterygota bequaertii, Pterygota macrocarpa

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LIMBA

LIMBA

Terminalia superba

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LIMBALI

LIMBALI

Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, Macrolobium dewevrei (synonymous), Gilbertiodendron preussii, Gilbertiodendron brachystegioides

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LONGHI

LONGHI

Gambeya spp.

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MAKORE

MAKORE

Tieghemella heckelii, Tieghemella africana

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MERBAU

MERBAU

Intsia bijuga, Intsia palembanica

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MOABI

MOABI

Baillonella toxisperma

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MOVINGUI

MOVINGUI

Distemonanthus benthamianus

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MUKULUNGU

MUKULUNGU

Autranella congolensis

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NIANGON

NIANGON

Tarrietia densiflora, Tarrietia utilis

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NIOVE

NIOVE

Staudtia kamerunensis

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OKAN

OKAN

Cylicodiscus gabunensis

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OKOUMÉ

OKOUMÉ

Aucoumea klaineana Pierre

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OVENGKOL

OVENGKOL

Guibourtia ehie

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OZIGO

OZIGO

Dacryodes buettneri

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PADOUK D'AFRIQUE

PADOUK D'AFRIQUE

Pterocarpus soyauxii, Pterocarpus osun

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PAO ROSA

PAO ROSA

Bobgunnia fistuloides

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SAPELLI

SAPELLI

Entandrophragma cylindricum

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SIPO

SIPO

Entandrophragma utile

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TALI

TALI

Erythrophleum suaveolens, Erythrophleum ivorense

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TECK

TECK

Tectona grandis

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TIAMA

TIAMA

Entandrophragma angolense, Entandrophragma congoense, Entandrophragma excelsum

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TOLA

TOLA

Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum

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WENGE

WENGE

Millettia laurentii, Millettia stuhlmannii

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ZINGANA

ZINGANA

Microberlinia bisulcata, Microberlinia brazzavillensis

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