Sterculiaceae - The Stericulia Or Cacao Famil
African Black Walnut, Aprono, Bete, Koul, Ofun
Both Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
Mansonia grows in western Africa from Ivory Coast to Nigeria.
The sapwood is white to gray in color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood resembles Black Walnut and ranges from a grayish-brown to a chocolate brown. Color variation is reported to be significant.
The facts that the dust is extremely irritating effect, and that the bark contains a cardiac poison limits Mansonia's use in manufacturing.