Fabaceae Or Leguminosae - The Legume Family
African Coralwood, African Padauk, Barwood, Bois Rouge, Bosuls, Corail, Comwood, Mbe, Mbil, Muenge, Mututi, Vermilion, Yomo
Both Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Furniture, Mouldings, Millwork
Padauk grows in Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast. The tree grows in small groups or clusters throughout the equatorial rainforest.
The sapwood is grayish-white when fresh cut and turns a yellowish color upon exposure. The heartwood a reddish orange when fresh cut, but turns a bright orange to blood red. The grain is reported to be straight to wavy and irregular and interlocked, with a fine to medium texture.