- Flower nameKhaya senegalensis
- Scientific nameKhaya senegalensis
- AliasKhaya, カヤ・ウッド, ドライマホガニー、, dry zone mahogany, ニオイマホガニー
- Place of originSenegal and other parts of Central Africa
- Place of floweringOverseas, Subtropical region
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Khaya senegalensis
Khaya senegalensis or dry zone mahogany (scientific name: Khaya senegalensis) is an evergreen broad-leaved tree of the genus Khaya of the family Meliaceae, native to Senegal and other parts of Central Africa. It is found in savanna woodlands on the African continent. It is used as a substitute for mahogany in building materials, furniture, and veneers. The heartwood is brown and the lumber is light reddish brown. The trees are used as roadside trees, landscape trees, shade trees, and the bark is used for medical purposes and cosmetic whitening. The tree is 20-30 m tall with a trunk diameter of 1 m. The bark is dark gray to grayish brown. The bark is dark gray to grayish-brown and peels off in a scaly pattern. It has 4 or 5 pairs of pinnate compound leaves. 4-petaled white flowers bloom from May to June in conical inflorescences that extend from the apex or leaf axils. The flowers have a sweet fragrance. The spherical capsule fruits, about 2 cm in diameter, are borne in the fall.
Common name: Khaya senegalensis, or dry zone mahogany, scientific name: Khaya senegalensis, botanical name: dry mahogany, kaya wood, English name: Khaya, dry zone mahogany, place of origin: West Africa, Height: 20-30 m, Trunk Diameter: 1 m, Life Form: Evergreen broad-leaved tree, Bark: dark gray to grayish brown, exfoliating, Leaf Form: 4 or 5 pinnate leaflets, Leaf Edges: alternate, Leaf Color: dark green, Leaf Length: 15-60 cm, Number of Small Leaves: 8-10, Small Leaf Length: 7-17 cm, Leaf Width: 3-6 cm, Leaf Back Color: dark green, Leaf Height: 20-30 m, Leaf Diameter: 1 m, Leaf Color: brown, Leaf Color: brown, Leaf Height: 20-30 m, Leaf Color: green, Leaf Color: brown, Leaf Height: 3-6 cm Leaf width: 3-6 cm, Leaf underside color: light green, Leaf margin: entire margin, Flowering season: May-June, Inflorescence shape: conical, Flowering site: apex or leaf axil, Petals: 4, Flower color: white, yellow, green with sweet fragrance, Fruiting season: autumn, Fruit diameter: 2 cm, Fruit type: capsule, Fruit shape: globular, Fruit color: light yellow to gray to black, Heartwood color: brown, Wood: light reddish brown Uses: roadside tree, landscape tree, shade tree, substitute for mahogany, building material, furniture, railroad carriages, veneer, bark for medical use and cosmetic whitening.