Azobe is an extremely heavy and dense wood that comes from West Africa. It is a good load-bearing timber for outdoor use and excellent for marine applications. It can be difficult to work but is very durable and resistant to decay.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Bridges, boatbuilding, heavy construction, marine work, railway sleepers etc.s, decking and flooring.