Other names: Awoung, Jambire, Mpande

Botanical name: Milletta laurentii

Density: Green 1,110 - 1,210 kg/m3

     Seasoned 880 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Durable

Grain: Straight or Slightly Interlocked

Texture: Coarse

Heartwood: Yellowish brown - purplish brown with pink brown thin stripes

Sapwood: Whitish clearly distinguishable

Sawing: Power required (Moderate blunting effect)

Drying: Slow

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: High

Machining: Difficulties due to hardness

Wood bending: No information

Gluing: Special precaution needed

Nailing: Difficult - pre-boring necessary

Finishing: Good with wax products

End uses: Interior & exterior Joinery,High class furniture, Heavy duty flooringe, Turnery