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TREE DATA: The mature tree is reported to be about 50 feet (15 m) high, with a trunk diameter of 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 m). It produces fairly straight stems that are often fluted over small buttresses.

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The well demarcated sapwood is described as pinkish gray or light brown in color.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is initially pink, but it turns to a golden brown color upon exposure and usually has a golden luster.

COMMON USES: Cabinetmaking, Chairs, Chests, Concealed parts (Furniture), Desks, Dining-room furniture, Flooring, Furniture , Furniture components, Joinery, Mine timbers.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: Dimensional stability after seasoning is reported to vary from fair to good.

BETE

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Specific Gravity

0.59

Density (Air-dry)

45

Lbs/cu.ft.

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