Albizia

Albizia Adianthifolia by its Latin name, is from the Leguminosae family and also known as Angoyem, Ayinre bona, Bangbaye, Kabanzibanzi, Kapeta, Kapetansofu, Kasa kasa, Kassa kassa, M’gerenge, Maraga, Mepepe, Mtanga, Muanza, Mubanse, Mucherenje, Muluangalunga, Munjerenje, Musase wa mpata, Mushebele, Mushebere, Mushongo, Mutanga, Mutanga kuwana, Mwanse, Pampena, Rough-bark flat-crown, Saliemo, West African albizzia and Za-nasa.

Region

Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Qualities

It is easy to work with and planes to a good finish.

Density

576kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

Yellow/golden to greyish-brown are the charecteristics of the heartwood colour, the sapwood differs in being much paler than the heartwood and is more white to yellow in colour. The grain is generally straight or interlocked with clear growth rings. It is easy to work with and planes to a good finish.

Uses

Agricultural Implements, Bearings & Bushings, Boat Building, Boxes and Crates, Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Flooring, Fuelwood, Furniture, Joinery, Light Construction, Millwork, Plywood, Tool handles, Turnery and Vehicle Parts.