Entandrophragma Delevoyi by its Latin name, is from the Meliaceae family and also known as Entandrophragma rufum / tomentosa, Aboudikro, Acajou sapelle, Assi, Assie sapelli, Atore, Bibitu, Botsife, Bubussu, Dilolo, Gold Coast cedar, Kwabohoro, Liboyo, Libuyu, Lifaki, Lifari, Lifuti, Lotue, M’boyo, Miovu, Muyovu, Odupon, Oweru, Penkua, Penkwa, Sapeli, Sapelli, Scented mahogany, Tshimaye noir, Ubilesan, Undianuno.
The sapwood is cream in colour, the heartwood pinkish when cut , darkening to reddish-brown when mature. Sapele is charicterised by a marked and regular stripe, particularly on sawn surfaces. It is fairly textured and the grain is interlocked.
Construction and Decorative Veneer, Furniture, Cabinet Making, Shop fitting, Boat Building, Paneling and Joinery.