Other Common Names
Anegre, Aniegre, Aningeria, Kali, Osan, Muna
The genus is widespread in tropical Africa, particularly common in parts of East Africa.
May reach a height of 180 feet with a clear cylindrical bole to 80 feet; trunk diameters above tall symmetrical buttresses 3 to 4 feet.
Heartwood yellowish white, pale brown, or pinkish brown, darkening slightly after exposure; sapwood not well demarcated.
Has a medium texture with closed pores similar to maple. Growth rings aren’t always well-defined, and the wood can be rather plain-looking; though certain figure is occasionally present, such as curly or mottled grain.
Generally reported to saw and machine well, but some species are silicious and have a blunting effect on cutters; rather difficult to finish; cuts well on rotary lathe or slicer.
It’s commonly used for plywood and interior furniture; in board form it’s used for boatbuilding, general carpentry, and other light construction uses.
Look for Anigre to be priced close to other commonly imported lumber such as Padauk or Purpleheart.