|Trade Names:||Anegre Blanc, Longhi, Anigre, Aningre|
|Similar Woods:||European Cherry, European Walnut Sapwood.|
|Range:||West and East Africa from Guinea through Sierrra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and the Congoto Angola, eastwards to Zaire and Uganda, tropical rain forests.|
|Uses:||For veneer. In Central Europe generally used as interior veneer.Used as a substitute for Cherry when applied as face veneer.
Frequently used in Southern Europe as face veneer for mass-produced furniture.
Used also in North America for high quality architectural purposes, but generally in figured form.
Special wood for printing and dyeing. In Italy, Spain and Greece used as a substitute for Walnut Sapwood.
Also used for the production of fineline veneers.
|Properties:||The heartwood is reddish-grey to light yellowish-brown, often with dark discoloration which is a greatdisadvantage in use. The heartwood is considerably resistant to fungi, insects and the weather,
but is sensitive to blue stain.
|Machining:||There is no great problem in machining this wood but tools become quickly dull due to silicate deposits.|
|Seasoning:||There is no great difficulty in drying cut lumber.The wood should be dried as soon as possible after cutting to prevent blue stain.|
|Finishing:||Surface treatment by all the usual methods is possible but white patches can appear on the surface as aresult of calcium deposits.|
|Jointing:||Gluing presents no problems. Nail and screw joints should be pre-drilled to prevent splitting.|