I became interested in this tree when I read about it’s rare cases of spontaneous combustible. It lives to be about five hundred years old. It may not live as long as the Great Bristlecone pine but I think it’s durable to catch afire several times and keep on chugging the miles.
Few things lives as long the Redwood or Great Bristlecone pine. The Redwoods lives for up to 2,000 years.
Iroko (also known as ‘uloho’ in the Urhobo language of Southern Nigeria, and as odum in the Kwa languages of Ghana) is a large hardwood tree from the west coast of tropical Africa that can live up to 500 years. This is the common name for the genus Milicia, in which there are two recognized species, which are closely related: Milicia excelsa and Milicia regia.
The tree is known to the Yoruba as ìrókò, logo or loko and is believed to have supernatural properties. Iroko is known to the Igbo people as oji wood. It is one of the woods sometimes referred to as African teak, although it is unrelated to the teak family. The wood colour is initially yellow but darkens to a richer copper brown over time.