Dryzone Mahogany is a fast-growing timber tree originating in tropical Africa
Light preference : Full sun
Water preference : Moderate water
Plant growth rate : Moderate
It grows to 30 m (100 ft) tall under forest conditions and develops a reasonably straight trunk tending to be short on trees in the drier parts of its range and buttressed at the base of large trees.
The crown is rounded, compact and densely branched with large, feathery leaves consisting of numerous leaflets.
These fall from the tree during the dry season, leaving the branches almost bare until the rainy season when the new leaves emerge.
Grows naturally and produces good quality, valuable timber in sub-humid to moderately humid tropical lowland climates.
Generally areas with annual lows of 16 to 25°C, annual highs of 27 to 35°C, annual rainfall of 800 to 4500 mm and a dry season of 4 to 7 months.
Fruits are woody capsules which split open with 3 or 4 valves.
Each fruit contains numerous seeds with brown wings at two ends, horizontally arranged.
The fruit colour changes from grey to black when it ripens.
Seeds are dispersed by wind and may travel up to 100m from the parent tree.