Millettia laurentii

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Millettia laurentii
Tree in flower
Tangentially-sawn wood
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Millettieae
Genus: Millettia
Species: M. laurentii
Binomial name
Millettia laurentii
De Wild.

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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