We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. Camwood Baphia nitida , otherwise known as African sandalwood or barwood, is a leguminous, shrubby, hard-wooded, erect small tree native to central west Africa. It grows up to 10 m tall and 45cm across and usually planted as an ornamental shade tree or hedge.
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Baphia nitida camwood , also barwood , also known as African sandalwood , is a shrubby, leguminous, hard-wooded tree from central west Africa.
This wood is of a very fine colour, and is used in woodturning for making knife handles and similar articles. The tree's bark and heartwood are commonly used to make a brilliant but non-permanent red dye , which is soluble in alkali. Camwood is known as "osun" in Yoruba. Pterocarpin is a pterocarpan found in B. Osun camwood extract is also used in some soaps and skin treatments, although there aren't published studies about its efficacy or safety. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Baphia nitida Lodd. The distribution of Baphia nitida. Baphia angolensis sensu Lester-Garland Baphia barombiensis Taub. Baphia haematoxylon Schum. Hooker f. Carpolobia versicolor G. Don Delaria pyrifolia Desv. Podalyria haematoxylon Schum. This Sophoreae -related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
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Baphia nitida occurs wild from Senegal to Gabon. It is often cultivated near villages, formerly as a dyewood especially in Sierra Leone and Liberia, now more often as an ornamental shade tree or as fence and hedge. The heartwood camwood and roots of Baphia nitida yield a red dye that was used locally until recently to dye raffia and cotton textiles. In small quantities, it was an ingredient of recipes for bronze-green colours and was used as ground dye followed by a logwood Haematoxylum campechianum L. It was used for dark grey and black colours in the wool-cloth industry until the beginning of the 20 th century.
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