AFRICA

S. MAHOGANY

The heartwood matures to a red-brown or purple-brown colour. The wood has a high and golden lustre. Quarter sawn Mahogany is reported to yield a ribbon, regular strip or bee’s wing.

DISTRIBUTION
The geographical range of Mahogany D’or is reported to extend from the Ivory Coast to the Cameroon, eastward through Zaire to Uganda.

COMMON USES
The timber is reported to be a highly popular veneer, and is used by designers for architectural interiors, table tops, wall panelling, wardrobes, musical instruments and more. Besides the high aesthetic value for being a decorative veneer, it is also commonly used in boat and ship building.

DURABILITY
The heartwood is reported to be susceptible to marine borer attack but it is moderately resistant to African termites.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES