Alep is a large tropical tree that can reach 50 m in height and 1.5 m in diameter. It grows in the dense rainforests of Central Africa, from Nigeria to the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is an exotic yellow-brown wood, very durable. Alep's durability and strength make it a material suitable for the construction of heavy frameworks, railway sleepers and bridges.

See the Tropix sheet (CIRAD).

Botanical name(s) :

Desbordesia insignis

Family: IRVINGIACEAE (angiosperme)

Commercial restrictions: no commercial restriction

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