COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa & Zaire.
DISTRIBUTION OVERVIEW: Widely distributed in tropical West Africa, from Guinea to Congo.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Yellow to golden-yellow to orange. White to cream. Light brown to yellow-brown.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Carves, glues, screws and sands well. Holds nails poorly and is difficult to turn by hand. The material has a slight abrasive effect. Cutting edges should be kept very sharp when working end-grain material since it has a tendency to crumble and chip at tool exits. The wood is described as non-descript, and acts as a very good medium for staining and dyeing.