COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania & Zimbabwe
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Believed to be abundant and secure but status has not been officially assessed.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Brown, dark brown, black to chocolate. Alternating bands of light and dark tissue.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White to yellow to light brown. Distinct from heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Easy to bore, carve, saw, nail, screw, mould, plane and turn. Gluing may require some surface treatment. Works well with hand tools. Excellent painting, polishing and staining finishes.