Found all over Western Africa, especially strongly represented in the Center of the Congo.


Botanical name: Bombax buonopozense
Overall character: A strikingly massive tree with a diameter of up to 200 centimetres.
Color and structure: The wood has a white to yellowish-white and light grey shade, with red or brown hues. The splint is not particularly distinct.
Characteristics/features: It is very homogenous, evenly grown and only rarely shows signs of fibre twists. Light and fine-grained.
Areas of use: Often used for interior construction, wood turning and furniture.
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