Latin Name: Pericopsis elata
Family: Leguminosae - the Legume family
Other Common Name(s): African Satinwood, African Teak, Afrormosia, Asamela, Assamela, Baracara, Benin Satinwood, Bohala, Devil's Tree, Jatobahy Do Igapo, Koriki, Kokrodua, Mekoe, Obang, Ole, Olel Pardo, Peonio, Redbark, Satinwood, Tento, Yellow Satinwood
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Decorative Veneer, Flooring, Furniture, High Class Joinery, Interior Trim, Mouldings, Millwork, Ship Building
Grows in Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and the Congo
General Description: The sapwood is narrow and is light in color, in contrast to the heartwood which is initially yellowish-brown, which loses its yellow color on exposure. The grain is typically straight to slightly interlocked, and the wood has a medium to fine texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.667
Specific Gravity: 0.57-0.69
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 15,200-18,499
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1710-1678
Side Hardness (lbs): 1560
While the wood is suitable for exterior use the wood should not be used where moisture contents are high due to its discoloration when in contact with iron. While the properties of nailing and crewing are both "good" pre-boring holes are recommended. This species has been placed on the endangered species list and thus international trade is restricted.
Not currently in stock, but please contact us to inquire about availability.