Latin name: Spirostachys africana sond
Distribution: South & South East Africa
Description: A brown to dark brown heartwood with blackish streaks and a thin yellowish sapwood, that gives it a very attractive figure. Very dense and somewhat oily.
Working Properties: Yields a very high and smooth finish. Takes wood polish and oil readily and has a very pleasant and distinctive smell that can be noted on furniture pieces that are over 100 years old.