Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Afzelia xylocarpa - Rosewood
Edible Portion: Leaves, Seeds
A tree. It grows to 30 m high. It loses its leaves during the year. The trunk is stout and up to 1 m across. The crown is rounded.
The tree is usually divided near the base into large spreading branches. The bark is pale grey and slightly rough. The leaves are
18-25 cm long with 3-5 pairs of opposite leaflets. These are 5-9 cm long by 4-5 cm wide. The flowers are about 3 cm across and
in branched clusters at the ends of the twigs. They have bright green sepals and one bright red petals. The fruit is a pod 12-20
cm long by 7-9 cm wide and dull brown. It split into 2 sections with 2-4 seeds.