Other names: Bilinga, Bundui, Badi, Kusia, Akondoc, Aloma, Kilingi, N'gulu-maza, Engolo

Botanical name: Nauclea diderrichii

Density: Green 1,010 - 1,110 kg/m3

     Seasoned 760 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Durable

Grain: Slightly / ocasionally Interlocked

Texture: Medium

Heartwood: Yellow - orange yellow

Sapwood: Cleary distinguishabl whitish - pale yellow 

Sawing: Power required (Moderate blunting effect)

Drying: Slow

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: High

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain

Wood bending: Difficult

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Poor pre-boring necessary

Finishing: Good but filling required

End uses: Exterior joinery,House framing, Harbour works, Boat building, Railway sleepers