Khaya Senegalensis - Plant

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Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa.
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Khaya Senegalensis Plant

Description for Khaya Senegalensis

Plant height: 15 - 23 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa. Common names include African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge.

Common name(s): Swietenia senegalensis,African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge
Flower colours: cream then pink
Bloom time: july august
Max reachable height: 9 m
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

African Mahogany is a majestic, tall tree, native to Africa. It is a tree with shining leaves, up to 100 ft tall, with wide dense crown and thick trunk. Leaves are compound, with leaflets usually drying pale glaucous green, 3-4 pairs, oblong or oblong-elliptic, more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad. Flowers are normally have parts in fours

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: medium
Temperature: 29 - 38c
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Khaya Senegalensis

  • more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad.
  • Flowers are normally have parts in fours.
  • Sepals are pale green, petals and staminal tube are cream colored, the latter pinkish below.
  • Fruit is normally 4-valved, 4-6 cm in diameter.

Typical uses of Khaya Senegalensis

Special features: Khaya senegalensis is a deciduous evergreen tree

Culinary use: leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) is a medicinal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases in Nigeria and other West Africa countries. It belongs to the family Meliaceae (mahogany family). The Nupes of Niger state of Nigeria especially value the tree for its medicinal uses

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=+%09Khaya+Senegalensis&stpos=0&stype=AND
  • https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Khaya+Senegalensis&rlz=1C1AVSF_enIN711IN711&oq=Khaya+Senegalensis&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Khaya+Senegalensis+medicinal+uses

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5 / 5 Abhijeet Patil 28 June 2018
is the pot and soil included?
4 / 5 Kenpi Lollen Padu 28 June 2018
Got in good condition, found no problem, happy :)
4 / 5 Saket Mehta 22 June 2018
Thanks Nurserylive. i could not get this product in my area without you!
5 / 5 Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa 11 June 2018
Plant was healthy and growing.Delivered in well packed protective method. Appreciable. Thank you
5 / 5 Sangeeta Chaudhry 03 June 2018
Great plant for a green gift
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