Sapotaceae - The Sapodilla Family
Anegre, Aningeria, Aningeria Blanco, Aningere, Kail, Kararo, Landojan, Landosan, M'boul, Mukali, Mukangu, Muna, N'kail, Osan, Tanganyika Nuss, Tutu
Interior Use Only
Cabinet Making, Flooring, Furniture, Mouldings, Millwork, Ship Building
Grows in the African countries of Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, and the Congo.
The heartwood is generally described as creamy yellow to pale pink to reddish-brown, darkening slightly upon exposure. The heartwood is not sharply demarcated from the sapwood which is similar in color. The grain is straight to sometimes wavy, with a texture that is some what fine to medium.
It is sometimes noted the wood appears to look similar to birch. Due to the silica content in the wood carbide is recommended when milling the stock.