Heartwood is reddish brown after exposure, the sapwood is pale straw to whitish and well defined. Texture is moderate to coarse, the grain is straight to interlocked. Works to a smooth finish.
Typical Uses: Exterior joinery (window frames, doors), flooring, heavy construction including harbor and dock work, furniture, and because of good acid resistance, used for vats and tanks.
Source Region: West, Central, and East Africa.