Millettia laurentii

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Millettia laurentii
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Tree in flower
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Tangentially-sawn wood
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M. laurentii
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Millettia laurentii
Wenge
 
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CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0.00, 0.16, 0.18, 0.61)
HSV       (h, s, v)(7°, 18%, 39%)
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Millettia laurentii is a legume tree that is native to central Africa. The species is listed as endangered in the IUCN Red List, mostly because people are destroying its habitat and over harvesting the tree for timber.[1] The wood that comes from the tree is called wenge. It is a dark-coloured hardwood.

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  1. "African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe) 1998. Millettia laurentii. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2009". Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013.