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Milicia excelsa (african teak)

Synonyms: Chlorophora alba; Chlorophora excelsa; Chlorophora tenuifolia; Maclura excelsa; Milicia africana; Morus excelsa

Wikipedia Abstract

Milicia excelsa (commonly known as African teak, mvule or iroko) is a tree species from tropical Africa. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is one of two tree species yielding timber known as iroko, the other being Milicia regia. The seed is mainly dispersed by bats.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  High
Janka Hardness [2]  1260 lbf (572 kgf) Medium
Specific Gravity [3]  0.59

Predators

Ascotis selenaria (Giant looper)[4]
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)[5]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[4]
Gorilla gorilla gorilla (Western Lowland Gorilla)[6]
Icerya formicarum[7]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[4]
Papio anubis (olive baboon)[4]
Paraputo anomalus <Unverified Name>[7]
Udinia bruncki[7]
Umbaspis regularis[7]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts 3Properties of Imported Tropical Woods, B. FRANCIS KUKACHKA, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 5Folivory in Fruit-Eating Bats, with New Evidence from Artibeus jamaicensis (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), Thomas H. Kunz and Carlos A. Diaz, Biotropica, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Mar., 1995), pp. 106-120 6Gorilla diet in the Lopé Reserve, Gabon: A nutritional analysis; M. Elizabeth Rogers, Fiona Maisels, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Michel Fernandez, and Caroline E.G. Tutin; Oecologia (1990) 84:326-339 7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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