Other names: Gogbei, Mancone, Potrodom, Erun, Elone, Eloun, Elondo, Kassa, Alui, Sasswood, N'kassa

                        Missanda, Mwavi, Muave

Botanical name: Erythrophleum ivorense

                             Erythrophleum suaveolens

Density: Green 1,100 - 1,200 kg/m3

     Seasoned 900 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Very durable

Grain: Slightly / occasionally Interlocked

Texture: Coarse

Heartwood: Yellow - brown / brown - red darkening on exposure

Sapwood: Yellowish white - pinkish white clearly distinguishable

Sawing: Power required (Slight blunting effect)

Drying: Slow

              Risk of distortion: High

              Risk of checking: High

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain

Wood bending: No information

Gluing: Special precaution needed

Nailing: Holding properties - Good

Finishing: Good

End uses: Heavy exterior joinery, Heavy duy flooring, Heavy construction (Bridges), Railway sleepers, Harbor & dock work, Wagon trays