Where is it found?
Eastern and Western Africa. Commonly in the Cameroons, Togo, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria.
Description of the wood
The wood itself is a golden/orange brown colour, the sapwood is a yellowish whitey colour. It may be darker if there are large, hard calcium-carbonate deposits in cavities in the wood. So the texture is even but slightly coarse. This is due to the grain being interlocked but sometimes this may be irregular.
It is a hard wood, so as a hardwood it is quite solid. This results in it being a very durable outdoors, and is quite resistant to fungi. However the sapwood has a breathable coat.
Outer doors, windows, basically anywhere outdoors where you require durability. It is also often used for boat and ship building as well as interior joinery.