Bubinga

Bubinga

Trade Name

Bubinga, Kevazingo

Similar Woods

Mutenye, Libenge, Etimoe

Origin

Africa

Range

West Africa, from East Nigeria through Gabon to Zaire, drier regions in the lower tropical rain forests. Trees up to 45 m tall with conspicuously high roots. Differentiation is made between plain striped and pommele Bubinga wood latter of which is considered the most valuable at present.

Uses

Higher quality architectural woodwork and mass-produced furniture, paneling and parquet flooring. Well-suited also for musical instruments.

Colour

Red