The wood has bright red colour, which rapidly turns purplish brown when exposed to light. Slightly interlocked grain. Fine texture.
Origin: Cameroon, Congo and Gabon
Possible end-uses: flooring, heavy carpentry, decking, exterior panelling.
Marketing: Sawnwood and Joists
Physical and mechanical properties: the wood is hard to semi-hard, moderately nervous and elastic with excellent shock-resistance. Naturally durable.