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Sandalwood Adenanthera pavonina
coral bean tree, false sandalwood, coral wood, red sandalwood, Sandalbead, Bead Tree, Red Bead TreeAdenanthera pavonina is a fast-growing, medium-to-large sized deciduous tree, reaching heights of 6-15 m. Its spreading canopy is filled with feather-like foliage. Creamy yellow, fragrant flowers are borne in 12-15 cm long, narrow inflorescences at the end of each branch. Dark brown pods (15-22...
African Mahogany Khaya nyasica
African Mahogany, Red Mahogany, Nyasaland Mahogany, ManyamaKhaya nyasica is a large evergreen or semi-deciduous forest tree up to 60 m in height. It has a rounded crown that provides dense shade. This tree is an important timber species and the wood is also used for furniture, firewood, tools, carving and for canoes.
Finger Millet Eleusine coracana
Finger Millet, Ragi, Kurakkan, African MilletFinger millet is a short, annual grass to 1 m in height, grown for its small grains that are usually ground into flour for porridge. More drought tolerant than maize or sorghum, finger millet is also higher in protein, fat and minerals than those crops.
Foxtail Millet Setaria italica
Foxtail Millet, Italian MilletFoxtail millet is an annual grass crop, up to 1.5 m in height, and one of the most water efficient (250-300 mm per crop), short term (60-70 days), warm weather crops which can be used as a “catch” crop, planted after another crop has failed. The grain can be cooked whole or ground into flour....
Painted Mountain Corn Zea mays
Painted Mountain CornFrank Kutka in Montana, USA (who is helping the developer to promote the corn) brought this seed to ECHO’s attention. Frank wrote, "Corn breeder Dave Christensen has developed a corn that will grow quite far north in the USA (Montana). We wondered if some of the traits bred into 'Painted...
Gumbo Limbo Bursera simaruba
Gumbo Limbo, Gomie', Turpentine Tree, Tourist Tree, Gumtree, Gum Elm, West Indian BirchGumbo Limbo is a very hardy, fast growing tree native to the West Indies and Central America. At maturity it reaches 30 m (100 ft). It is tolerant to long periods of drought and is easily propagated.
Silk Tree Albizia lucida
Silk TreeAlbizia lucida is a nitrogen-fixing reforestation tree that grows quickly and tolerates poor soil and waterlogging. Timber from this tree is used for furniture, construction, and pulp. It can also be used as high protein fodder and a shade tree.
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Gliricidia Gliricidia sepium
Gliricidia, Quick Stick, Rat KillerGliricidia is a fast-growing, nitrogen-fixing tree up to 15 m in height. It is used for living fences, green manure, fodder, honey production, wind breaks, and fuelwood. This tree tolerates dry, acid, alkaline, and salty soils and was traditionally grown to shade cocoa trees.
Leucaena Leucaena diversifolia, L. leucocephala, L. pallida X L. leucocephala
Leucaena, Lead Tree, Wild Tamarind, Jumbie Bean, Red LeucaenaThe genus Leucaena includes several multipurpose tree species and interspecific hybrids that can withstand almost any type or frequency of pruning or coppicing. They are native to Mexico and Central America, and now abundant in the Philippines, West Africa, Nepal, Australia and Hawaii. Spanish...
Apple Ring Acacia Faidherbia albida
Apple Ring Acacia, Winterthorn, White Thorn, Anatree, Gao, White AcaciaApple ring acacias are tall, drought tolerant, deciduous, nitrogen-fixing trees up to 30 m in height. They are commonly used for inter-cropping with staple crops in dry areas as leaves help mulch and shade crops below. Faidherbia albida is an ideal multipurpose agroforestry tree that is widely...