An African leafy tree, mainly from Cameroon and Gabon. It is also called the Kevazingo. Three species occur, these are towering trees, up to 30 meters tall, with cylindrical trunks. A similar timber is found in southern Africa, it is called the Rhodesian Musibi or Copal wood. Its color is red to reddish brown, with purple veins. The weaving is average, and the grain is a bit intertwined, when wavy and uneven, this wood has a highly decorative appearance. It is a hard wood, similar to Rosewood; used in brushes, marquetry,cutlery, woodwork, decorative panels.