Meliaceae - The Mahogany Family
Abebay, Asseng Assie, Assi, Efuodwe, Kalungi, Liboyo, Mufumbi, Okeong, Sipo
Both Interior and Exterior
Exterior Trim, Flooring, Moulding, Millwork, Shipbuilding
Utile grows in West and Central Africa. Utile grows in different types of forests including deciduous, dry and transitional forests.
The sapwood is light brown in color and is well demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is a pinkish-brown to a red-brown, which can even have a purple tint. The grain is typically interlocked and can produce a ribbon figure. The texture is medium to coarse.