Also known as African teak, or Pericopsis Angolensis in Latin. This wood is a rare species, and considered superior to Teak in most of its mechanical properties.
Central Africa, Tanzania, DRC, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
865kg per cubic meter.
Afromosia is lime green when freshly sawn, oxidizing to a chocolate-brown to dark brown and has some resemblance to teak but with a distinct finer texture but lacking the oily nature of teak. The grain is straight and even to interlocked. It is a strong wood and very stable and durable in use.
Afromosia can be used as an alternative to teak where a strong, stable and durable wood is required. It is used for Furniture, Flooring, Boat Building, Agricultural Implements, Cabinetmaking, Decks, Flooring, Commercial Flooring with heavy traffic, Heavy Construction, Light Construction, Marine Construction, Mine Timbers, Plywood, Poles, Posts, Railroad Ties, Turnery, Vats and Vehicle Parts.