Mufuka

Marquesia Macroura by its Latin name, is from the Dipterocarpaceae family and also known as Mufuka, Musanya, Museshe, Museshi.

Region

Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualities

It is very durable and is not that easy to work with. Preboring before screwing or nailing is a must.

Density

854kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

Heartwood is brown to reddish in colour and the sapwood being a lighter colour brown to yellow. The grain is straight and even or interlocked.

Uses

Furniture, Flooring, Heavy Construction, Light Construction, Mine Timbers, Posts, Sleepers.