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Trade Names: Anegre Blanc, Longhi, Anigre, Aningre
Similar Woods: European Cherry, European Walnut Sapwood.
Origin: West Africa.
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.