Afzelia quanzensis is a protected tree in South Africa. See also[edit]. List of Southern African indigenous trees. References[edit]. ^ “Protected Trees” (PDF). Like other Afzelia spp., the wood of Afzelia quanzensis is characterized by an excellent stability with little susceptibility to variations in humidity, small shrinkage . Afzelia quanzensis. Fabaceae – Caesalpinioideae. Welw. mahogany bean, lucky bean tree, chamfuti, afzelia. Larvae of the maize cobborer attacking seeds of.

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Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens.

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Pages 61 – A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8 2 Page A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised quanzensiw Rhodesia. Kirkia 10 1 Page Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Pages 17 – Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Kuntze Pahudia quangensis sensu Eyles.


Medium-sized to large deciduous tree. Bark greyish-brown, flaking, leaving pale patches. Leaves paripinnate with pairs of sub opposite leaflets.

Leaflets oblong-elliptic, cm long, dark green above paler below, leathery; margin entire with a yellow rim. Inflorescence leaf-opposed, racemose, flowered. Flowers with a single petal, pinkish-red with yellow veining.

Fruit a large flattened pod, thickly woody, cm, splitting to reveal large, shiny black seeds with quanzesis bright red aril. Although not rare yet in Mozambique, this tree is very sought-after for its hardwood and unfortunately the most common way to come across large specimens these days is piled up high on the back of lorries on their way to Beira.

Derivation of specific name: Red data list status: Insects associated with this species: Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron Food plant Charaxes protoclea azota Food plant Charaxes etesipe tavetensis Larval foodplant Charaxes castor flavifasciatus Larval foodplant. Display spot characters for this species.