Pterocarpus Angolensis by its Latin name, is from the Leguminosae family and also known as Ambila, Bloodwood, Brown African Padauk, Girassonde, Imbilo, Kajaat, Kajat, Kajatenhout, Kejaat, Kiatt, Maninga, Mavamaropa, Mbila, Mlombwa, Mninga, Moroto, Mtumbati, Mukurambira, Mukwa, Mulambi, Mulombe, Mulombwa, Munhaneca, Muninga, Mutete, Mututi, Muzwamaloa, N’dombe, Rhodesian walnut, Sealing wax tree, Thondo, Thondu, Thordo, Transvaal Kajatenhout, Umbila, Umvagaz and Umvangazi.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
640kg per cubic meter.
Easy to saw and work with moderate blunting properties but gives a good finish. It has a light or mild aroma while being worked with. Glues well but needs to be prebored if screwed or nailed. The decorative heartwood tends to vary from a light golden brown to a dark reddish or purplish brown in colour with some irregular reddish streaks. The grain is straight to interlocked and the texture is medium.
Decking, Panelling, Joinery, Turnery, Furniture, Tool Handles, Boat Building, Beehives, Boxes, Crates, Cabinet Making, Construction, Musical Instruments, Flooring, Veneers.