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Terminalia superba

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Terminalia superba
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Terminalia superba at the Luki Biosphere Reserve
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Terminalia
T. superba
Binomial name
Terminalia superba

Terminalia superba, the superb terminalia,[1] limba, or afara (UK), korina (US), frake (Africa),[2] African limba wood, ofram (Ghana), is a large tree in the family Combretaceae, native to tropical western Africa.

It grows up to 60 m tall, with a domed or flat crown, and a trunk typically clear of branches for much of its height, buttressed at the base. The leaves are 10 cm long and 5 cm broad, and are deciduous in the dry season (November to February). The flowers are produced at the end of the dry season just before the new leaves; they are small and whitish, growing in loose spikes 10–12 cm long. The fruit is a samara with two wings.


The wood is either a light (white limba or korina) or with dark stripes (black limba) hardwood. It is used for making furniture, table tennis blades (as outer ply), and musical instruments and prized for its workability and excellent colour and finish. The most well known example of its use in guitars is when Gibson produced their now highly sought-after Flying V and Explorer guitars in 1958. Makers of table tennis blades choose limba, and in particular black limba, for its flexibility and the idea that it enhances top-spin. Limba is used in some blades made by Stiga and OSP. When finished in a clear coat, white limba results in an attractive light golden colour.

It is not rare and expensive due to overharvesting, and it is plentiful due to efforts in the 1950s to preserve a natural supply of the wood. This species is reportedly relatively secure, with little or no threat to its population within its natural growth range, according to the World Conservation Monitoring Center in 1992.



  1. ^ "Terminalia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Black Limba & White Limba". 4 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.


This page was last edited on 13 March 2021, at 21:47
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