Other names: Zebrawood, Zingana, Allen ele

Botanical name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis

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

     Seasoned 800 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Durable

Grain: Slightly / Occasionally Interlocked - Highly / Frequently interlocked

Texture: Medium / coarse

Heartwood: Pale yellow brown with thin and numerous dark brown streakes

Sapwood: Whitish clearly distinguishable

Sawing: Easy (Slight blunting effect)

Drying: Slow

              Risk of distortion: High

              Risk of checking: High

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain

Wood bending: No information

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good pre-boring necessary

Finishing: Good

End uses: Interior joinery, Turnery, Decorative sliced veneer, High class furniture