Other names: Bete, Aprono, Ofun, Koul

Botanical name: Mansonia altissima

Density: Green 840 - 1,000 kg/m3

     Seasoned 650 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Durable

Grain: Straight

Texture: Fine

Heartwood: Yellowish brown - dark grey - brown with purple tinge fades

Sapwood: White - pinkish white

Sawing: Easy (Moderate / rapid blunting effect)

Drying: Medium - Rapid

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: High

Machining: Not difficult

Wood bending: Easy

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good

Finishing: Good

End uses: Interior & exterior joinery, Domestic flooring, Turnery, Decorative sliced veneers