Pterocarpus angolensis Is a teak tree that grows in southern Africa. A bleeding tree is a tree from which blood flows.
It is sometimes also called “bleeding” – for the juice of thick dark red color that is allocated to it.
The sawn trunk of this tree begins to be immediately covered with “bloody” leaks, which makes the tree look like the severed limb of some giant animal.
In Africa, this red juice is traditionally used as a natural dye for a variety of needs. It, for example, is mixed with animal fat and decorated with this mixture of face and body. In addition, this juice is attributed to magical properties that can heal blood diseases, ringworm, malaria, fever, get rid of problems with eyesight, stomach, relieve acute pain, and so on.
From the wood itself is obtained the highest quality furniture. It is easy to saw and process, when dried, it almost does not change in size. Strength and durability allows it to become an excellent material for the manufacture of boats, canoes and floors for the bathroom.
The “bleeding” tree grows from 12 to 18 meters in height, has a beautiful umbrella-shaped crown and blooms with yellow flowers.