COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire & Zimbabwe.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Vulnerable in parts of its natural habitat. Secure in areas of commercial forestry.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Red, brown, orange and will darken with exposure.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White to yellow brown. Well-defined.
WORKING PROPERTIES: General finishing rated as good. Machines well. Glues, moulds, nails, planes and sands easily. Degrease when painting. Polish and stain finish is good.