Terminalia ivorensis

Terminalia ivorensis is a species of tree in the family Combretaceae, and is known by the common names of Ivory Coast almond,[2] idigbo, black afara, framire and emeri.[3]

Terminalia ivorensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Terminalia
T. ivorensis
Binomial name
Terminalia ivorensis


Terminalia ivorensis is found in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and is threatened by habitat loss.

The wood has a density of about 560 kg per cubic metre.[4] The wood is a pale yellow-brown in colour, seasons well with little movement in service, but is generally of low strength.


The durable heartwood is used as timber in joinery and high-class furniture.[5]


  1. Hawthorne, W. (1998). "Terminalia ivorensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T33062A9754250. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T33062A9754250.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Terminalia ivorensis". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. Idigbo - The Wood Database
  4. Idigbo. Niche Timbers. Accessed 20-08-2009.
  5. Lincoln, William A (1986). World Woods in Colour. Hertford UK: Stobard Davies Ltd. ISBN 0-85442-028-2.

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