Genus Afzelia

Afzelia is a genus in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the family Fabaceae .

Species in the genus Afzelia of plants

African mahogany - Mature trees grow between 10 and 20 meters in height. They are prized for their quality wood, their bark which has many medicinal uses, and their nitrogen-rich leaves which enrich the soil.


White afzelia - 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 July 2007.

Afzelia xylocarpa - The seeds are harvested for medicinal purposes. The seed pulp can be used to make cigarettes, and the bark and seed are used for herbal medicine. The highly-figured lumber is often sold as Afzelia Xylay. The wood is used for ornamental woodturning, pens, knife handles, carvings, and musical instruments.