This light coloured timber from Tropical West Africa is used for interior work only, mainly shopfitting, but could be used for flooring, furniture etc. Not a structural timber due to its low density and lack of durability.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Veneer, plywood, boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: Abura works well and takes a good finish. It has an unpleasant odor when freshly cut and has been known to be an irritant.