Botanical name: Pericopsis elata
Found in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, DRC and Nigeria.
It has a medium stiffness, high crushing strength and medium shock resistance. The interlocked grain can affect machining. Afrormosia glues well and takes a good finish. It is very durable and extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
Description and uses:
It is used extensively for joinery where a very attractive, strong, stable and durable wood is required. It makes an attractive floor and is also used for boat building and marine piling.