The TreeA large, tall, straight tree, without buttresses, reaching a height of 36m or more with a diameter not exceeding 1.2m when fully grown.
The TimberThe sapwood is light coloured with a pinkish tinge and clearly defined from the heartwood which is pinkish orangey to reddish brown, sometimes with greenish brown veins.
DryingEasy to dry with a small risk of distortion and surface checking and a risk of casehardening in thick boards.
StrengthIt has excellent strength qualities comparing favorably with iroko but somewhat superior in MOR and MOE.
Working QualitiesEasy - Works well and sliced veneers can be produced satisfactorily.
Latin NameDidelotia spp, syn Tetraberlinia spp
Also known asEkop, Tetraberlinia
TextureMedium to coarse