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Obeche, Ayous, Samba, African whitewood : Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum., family Sterculiaceae or Triplochitonaceae

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Madison, Wis. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
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INFORMATION .LEAFLET FOREIGN WOODS Forest Products Laboratory, 1,Forest, Service U. S. Department of Agriculture 1954 OBECHE AYOUS SAMBA AFRICAN WHITEWOOD Triplochiton sclêroxylon Schum. Family: Sterculiaceae or Triplochitonaceae By ELOISE GERRY, Forest Products Technologist and CAROL M. MILLER, Scientific Aid Division of Silvicultural Relations AUG 31 1954 Other Common Names srATE Obeche is known by a considerable number of other names, the most common of which are starred in the following list (22)._2 *Abachi. ............ ...France, Ivory Coast, Germany African (or) bush maple Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, French Cameroons, Nigeria *African Whitewood.......... United Kingdom *Arere...... ...... ..... France, Ivory Coast, Nigeria *Ayous France, Ivory Coast, French Cameroons 1 —Maintained at Madison, Wis. , in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin. ?Underlined numbers in parentheses refer to the list of numbered refer- ences at the end of the report. ( Report) No. 1974 Agriculture-Madison Bamba Ivory Coast Batobus Ivory Coast Cofa (Kofa) Ivory Coast Egin-fifen Nigeria Ejuong Cameroons Ewowo Nigeria Hofa Ivory Coast Kpa Nigeria Nkom Cameroons *Obeche (1) Nigeria, Germany Obeechi Germany Ofa (Ouofa) Ivory Coast Okpa (o) Nigeria Oua-oua . Ivory Coast Owawa Gold Coast Owowa Gold Coast Sam.............. Ivory Coast Sama Ivory Coast *Samba France, Ivory Coast Samba-Ayous ......... ... Ivory Coast Samkamba Ivory Coast Sankamba............. Ivory Coast Satinwood (substitute) United Kingdom Serama . Ivory Coast Soft Satinwood......... ....Nigeria Wana................... .... Ivory Coast Wawa... ...... ....... Ivory Coast, Gold Coast. Distribution Obeche is found in most of the countries of West Africa, from French Guinea to Gaboon (43), especially in Nigeria, the Gold Coast, the Ivory Coast, and the Cameroons (6, 22, 28, 39, 44, 50). The Tree Size and Form Obeche trees are

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