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DESCRIPTION: Often used as a substitute for teak, but has nice features of its own as well. Hard with interlocked to straight grain; boards tend to be fairly large & exceptionally clear. An attractive striped grain figure is very common as well. The wood is hard & heavy & excellent for strong furniture. Brownish yellow with darker streaks, or crimson-brown with bands of golden brown.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: West & Central Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon & Congo.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pericopsis elata
USES: Boat building, decorative veneer, desks, cabinetry & flooring.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1560