Purple Leaved Albizia

Albizia Antunesiana by its Latin name, is from the Mimosoideae family and also known as Buwa, Chisale, Kawizi, Mgando, Mgando-kagua, Mgando-kaguba, Mpefu, Msaku, Msase, Mudyahumba, Muga, Mugaranyenze, Mukese, Mukoso, Mukwanga, Munganyama, Muninga-kagua, Musase, Mututuma, Muvinyimo, Pepe, Purple-leaved albizia, Umnonjwana and Umugando.

Region

Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Qualities

It is easy to work with and stable. Very good varnishing results. It glues well but needs to be prebored when screwing or nailing.

Density

624kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

Heart wood is purple-reddish brown and darker than the white or yellow sapwood. The grain is wavy and interlocked, it is very durable and resistant to termites.

Uses

Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Flooring, Furniture, Heavy Construction, Joinery, Light Construction, Millwork, Plywood, Poles, Posts, Railroad Ties, Toys, Turnery, and Veneers.