Other names: Idigbo, Emeri, Black afara, Baji, Sdigbo, Lidia

Botanical name: Terminalia ivorensis

Density: Green 740 - 860 kg/m3

     Seasoned 560 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)


Durability: Moderately durable / Durable

Grain: Straight or Slightly Interlocked

Texture: Medium

Heartwood: Yellowish white - pale yellowish brown

Sapwood: Not clearly distinguishable

Sawing: Easy (Slight blunting effect)

Drying: Rapid

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Not difficult

Wood bending: Moderate

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good

Finishing: Good but necessary to fill

End uses: Interior joinery, Exterior joinery (With preservative treatement), Plywood, Furniture components