Regional distribution: West Africa and Central Africa
- clearly demarcated – pale pink – 5 cm.
- intermediate zone between sapwood and heartwood sometimes present.
- color: dark red to purple-brown – white deposits in the pores.
- grain: slightly/occasionally interlocked
- texture: coarse
- silver figure: none
- railways sleepers
- heavy duty flooring
- wagon or truck trays
- flooring for cattle shed