Ilomba wood grows in Western and Central Africa. Due to its distinctively straight fibres and light color, Ilomba has proven itself to be significant in various areas. It is especially successful in the production of fillets and rotary cut woods.


Botanical name: Pycnanthus angolensis
Overall character: This tree has a mostly average diameter only and a light color. The structure is slightly porous and strikingly straight. The optical appearance is very simple.
Color and structure: The splint is yellowish white to pale pink; there is generally no distinction between heartwood and sapwood. Round wood is prone to pink-grey to brownish, bacterial discoloration in the the bark-free areas as well as during the drying of the sawn timber, especially under staple blocks and at the end of log cuts.
Characteristics/features: Moderately light wood with slightly lower strength properties than Limba, but higher than Okoume. The fresh wood is easily cuttable. It can tend to develop fibrous edges.
Areas of use: Due to its lack of resistance to fungus when wet, Ilomba is recommended for indoor use, only. Indoors, it can be used for a variety of purposes as solid wood in these areas, as long as high strain or a special appearance are not required