Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum

It is a large to very large tree growing to 60 m tall, with a trunk 70180 cm diameter with resinous bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 610 alternately-arranged leaflets 49 cm long and 24 cm broad. The flowers are small, with four white sepals 2 mm long and no petals; they are produced in panicles. The pod is 1014 cm long and 3.54.5 cm broad, superficially resembling a maple samara with a single 23 cm seed at one end, with the rest of the pod modified into a wing.

a tropical tree, Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum, of the legume family. 2. the hard, strong, mahoganylike wood of this tree, used for veneers. Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease. More

Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum (Agba) is a tall forest tree in the family Fabaceae. It is native to lowland tropical rainforest in west Africa, from Nigeria southwards to the Congo basin in Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, scattered or in local pockets, favouring deep soil and plenty of moisture. It is threatened by habitat loss and over-cutting for timber. More

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