|ALSO KNOWN AS:
||African Paduak, Mbe, Mbil, Ngula, Padouk, Camwood, Barwood
||Central and tropical West Africa
||Excellent strength characteristics, especially in bending and crushing strengths. Medium stiffness and resistance to shock loads.
||Saws well but requires slow feed, easy to machine but with some tearing of interlocked grain, takes a good finish, glues easily and holds nails and screws satisfactorily.
||Fine joinery, fancy turnery, carvings, flooring, decorative veneer, tool and knife handles.