Terminalia Ivorensis – ต้นหูกระจง

terminalia ivorensis ต้นหูกระจง The Terminalia Ivorensis (Ivorensis) / ต้นหูกระจง is growing in popularity as an urban feature (pic left – a modern business district in Bangkok) and as a stylish and chique addition to any modern tropical landscape design.

Also known as the black afara, it is currently listed as a threatened tree species by the IUCN due to lumbering and loss of natural habitat. Therefore its purchase and inclusion should adhere to ethical guidelines.

In it's natural home of West Africa, it is a large, deciduous forest tree, distinguishable by its slender, upright trunk and clean bole, but more so, for it's evenly distributed foliage that often runs horizontally, providing rare symmetry for such a large tree.

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