COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Generally secure within its natural habitat. Some sustainably managed source in Africa.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Red, reddish brown with some purple streaks. Mellows to a darker hue.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White and yellow, clearly differentiated from the heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Finishing qualities rated as good. Glues and planes well with some care. Difficult to work with hand tools. Excellent polishing results.