Uses: Suitable for superior furniture making and high-class joinery, cabinetmaking, domestic flooring, turnery, shop fitting and interior decorative fittings. Sliced for attractive decorative veneers for architectural panelling and doors.
General Description: Mid-yellow to chocolate brown coloured, with greyish black stripes. The grain is interlocked and the texture moderately coarse. The average weight is about 800 kg/m³ (50 lb/ft³); specific gravity .80.
Has medium strength properties in each category but only a poor steam bending classification, as shallow bends only are possible.
The timber dries rapidly and reasonably well with only a slight tendency to distort; extra care is needed in kiln drying thick stock to avoid collapse. Medium movement in service.
Reported to be highly resistant to termites in West Africa. The heartwood is moderately durable and resistant to preservative treatment, and the sapwood is permeable.
Family Name: Leguminosae
Latin Name: Guibourtia ehie
Distribution: Ivory Coast, Ghana, southern Nigeria and Gabon.
Also known as: Amazakoué (Ivory Coast); anokye, hyeduanini (Ghana)